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Increasing fruit, vegetable and water consumption in summer day camps-3-year findings of the healthy lunchbox challenge.
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PMID:  24890189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The objective of this study was to describe the 3-year outcomes (2011-2013) from the healthy lunchbox challenge (HLC) delivered in the US-based summer day camps (SDC) (8-10 hours day(-1), 10-11 weeks summer(-1), SDC) to increase children and staff bringing fruit, vegetables and water (FVW) each day. A single group pre- with multiple post-test design was used in four large-scale SDCs serving more than 550 children day(-1) (6-12 years). The percentage of foods/beverages brought by children/staff, staff promotion of healthy eating and children's consumption of FVW was assessed via direct observation over 98 days across three summers. For children (3308 observations), fruit and vegetables (>11-16%) increased; no changes were observed for FVW for staff (398 observations). Reductions in unhealthy foods/beverages (e.g. soda/pop and chips) were observed for both children and staff (minus -10% to 38%). Staff role modeling unhealthy eating/drinking initially decreased but increased by 2013. The majority of children who brought fruit/vegetables consumed them. The HLC can influence the foods/beverages brought to SDCs. Enhancements are required to further increase FVW brought and consumed.
Michael W Beets; Falon Tilley; Robert G Weaver; Gabrielle M Turner-McGrievy; Justin B Moore
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health education research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1465-3648     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Educ Res     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-6-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608459     Medline TA:  Health Educ Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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