Document Detail

Estimates of fruit and vegetable intake in childhood and adult dietary behaviors of African American women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15617613     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: This exploratory study examined how estimates of one's fruit and vegetable intake in childhood are related to 3 current dietary behaviors among African American women: intake of fruits and vegetables, exposure to and preference for fruits and vegetables, and preference for trying new foods.
DESIGN: Baseline data from a randomized dietary intervention trial.
SETTING: Ten urban public health centers in St. Louis, Missouri.
PARTICIPANTS: 1227 African American women.
VARIABLES MEASURED: A 33-item fruit and vegetable food frequency questionnaire, items measuring estimates of childhood fruit and vegetable intake, adult fruit and vegetable intake, exposure to and preference for fruit and vegetable, and preference for trying new foods.
ANALYSIS: Linear regression evaluated the association between predictors and continuous measures; logistic regression determined the association between predictors and categorical measures.
RESULTS: Estimates of one's vegetable intake as a child were significantly related to exposure and preference for both fruits and vegetables, trying of new foods, and intake of both fruits and vegetables in adulthood. Estimates of eating fruit as a child were not significantly associated with these adult dietary behaviors.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Developmental influences on adult dietary patterns may be stronger for vegetables than fruits among African American women. Additional emphasis is needed regarding exposure to and preference for vegetable intake in childhood.
Debra Haire-Joshu; Matthew K Kreuter; Cheryl Holt; Karen Steger-May
Related Documents :
15927303 - Do 'food deserts' influence fruit and vegetable consumption?--a cross-sectional study.
20588293 - Dietary patterns associated with hypertension prevalence in the cameroon defence forces.
22914603 - The design of a mobile portion size estimation interface for a low literacy population.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1499-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2004 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-24     Completed Date:  2005-05-24     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  309-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
African Americans / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Cross-Sectional Studies
Feeding Behavior* / psychology
Food Habits*
Food Preferences / physiology,  psychology
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis
Grant Support

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Parents are accurate reporters of their preschoolers' fruit and vegetable consumption under limited ...
Next Document:  Neonatal feeding practices of Anglo American mothers and Asian Indian mothers living in the United S...