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Low-income young adults report increased variety in fruit and vegetable intake after a stage-tailored intervention.
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PMID:  19083454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to determine if a fruit and vegetable (FV) intervention, previously demonstrated to increase amount of FV per day, also increased the variety consumed. Variety in FV intake was assessed using a 26-item FV (12 fruit and 14 vegetable) food frequency questionnaire on 1255 low-income adults, with ages from 18 to 24 years (control = 684 vs experimental = 571), after completion of a stage-tailored intervention to increase FV intakes. The food frequency questionnaire was administered at 12 months to assess how often and how much participants ate of each item over the previous year. Variety was defined as the number of different types of fruits and vegetables consumed. At completion, the experimental group vs the control group had significantly greater variety in number of fruit items (9.5 +/- 0.1 vs 9.1 +/- 0.1, P < or = .001) and vegetable items (11.5 +/- 0.1 vs 11.2 +/- 0.1, P < .01) as well as greater total intake of fruits (2.73 +/- 0.09 vs 2.33 +/- 0.11 cups, P < .01) and vegetables (1.87 +/- 0.10 vs 1.62 +/- 0.01 cups, P < or = .001) and a greater consumption of the categories of seasonal fruits (P < .05), juices (P < .01), and high-beta-carotene vegetables (P < or = .001). This is one of the first studies to document an increase in FV variety as a result of an educational intervention for low-income young adults.
Miyoung Do; Kendra Kattelmann; Linda Boeckner; Geoffrey Greene; Adrienne White; Sharon Hoerr; Tanya Horacek; Barbara Lohse; Beatrice Phillips; Susan Nitzke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1879-0739     ISO Abbreviation:  Nutr Res     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-16     Completed Date:  2009-03-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8303331     Medline TA:  Nutr Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  517-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality Department, South Dakota State University, Box 2275A, Brookings, SD 57007-0497, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Health Education*
Poverty / psychology*
Young Adult

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