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Food spending behaviors and perceptions are associated with fruit and vegetable intake among parents and their preadolescent children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17276324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Examine the role of food spending behaviors and perceptions on fruit and vegetable intake among preadolescent children and their parents. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Metropolitan city. PARTICIPANTS: Five hundred fifty-five parent/child dyads participating in the PARADE study. More than 50% of participants were African American and nearly 40% of households were low income. VARIABLES MEASURED: Body mass index calculated from child anthropometric data and parents' self-reported height and weight. Adult and child fruit and vegetable intake, annual household income, and food purchase behavior and perceptions obtained from parent questionnaire. ANALYSIS: Analysis of variance used to identify differences in means at P<.05 level. RESULTS: No statistically significant differences in fruit and vegetable intake by income status were observed. Children in households spending the least per week on groceries consumed fewer daily fruits and vegetables. Perceptions of cost of fruits and vegetables were also found to be significantly associated with fruit and vegetable intake among children and parents. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Public health efforts to raise awareness of the relatively low cost of fruits and vegetables should be continued. These efforts may be complemented with policy strategies that make fruits and vegetables more viable options for low-income households.
Authors:
Christina Mushi-Brunt; Debra Haire-Joshu; Michael Elliott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1499-4046     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-05     Completed Date:  2007-03-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  26-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
IUPUI School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Indianapolis, IN 46237, USA. cmushi@iupui.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Analysis of Variance
Body Mass Index
Child
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet
Female
Fruit / economics*
Humans
Male
Parent-Child Relations*
Parents / psychology*
Poverty
Socioeconomic Factors
Vegetables / economics*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1 R01 NR05079-01/NR/NINR NIH HHS

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