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Exploratory validation of the Fruit and Vegetable Neophobia Instrument among third- to fifth-grade students.
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PMID:  23063608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Children's unwillingness to try new foods, or food neophobia, may impact dietary behaviors. As part of an effort to evaluate Farm to School programs, the Fruit and Vegetable Neophobia Instrument (FVNI) was developed to measure student attitudes toward new fruits and vegetables. A self-administered, paper/pencil, 18-item questionnaire, the FVNI was adapted from the Food Neophobia Scale. The FVNI has two subscales: a fruit subscale that asks about a child's willingness to try new fruits in different circumstances and an analogous vegetable subscale. The FVNI was administered to 1,485 third- through fifth-grade students (ages 8-10 years) from nine schools in two states at the start of the 2009-2010 school year. Data analysis used factor analyses, reliabilities, and LISREL structural equation models. The FVNI exhibited a two-factor structure and strong measures of model fit (X(2)/df = 5.36; Goodness of Fit = 0.92; Adjusted Goodness of Fit = 0.89; Non-Normed Fit Index = 0.97; RMSEA = 0.07; and RMSR = 0.052). In this exploratory analysis, the FVNI proved to be internally consistent in assessing third- through fifth-grade students' fruit and vegetable neophobia.
David Hollar; Amy Paxton-Aiken; Phyllis Fleming
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, 410 Berryhill, CB 7530, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. Electronic address:
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