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Which food-related behaviours are associated with healthier intakes of fruits and vegetables among women?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17288623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between shopping, food preparation, meal and eating behaviours and fruit and vegetable intake among women.
DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey.
SETTING: Community-based sample from metropolitan Melbourne, Australia.
SUBJECTS: A sample of 1136 women aged 18-65 years, randomly selected from the electoral roll.
RESULTS: Food-related behaviours reflecting organisation and forward-planning, as well as enjoyment of and high perceived value of meal shopping, preparation and consumption were associated with healthier intakes of fruits and vegetables. For example, women who more frequently planned meals before they went shopping, wrote a shopping list, enjoyed food shopping, planned in the morning what they will eat for dinner that night, planned what they will eat for lunch, reported they enjoy cooking, liked trying new recipes and who reported they sometimes prepare dishes ahead of time were more likely to consume two or more servings of vegetables daily. Conversely, women who frequently found cooking a chore, spent less than 15 minutes preparing dinner, decided on the night what they will eat for dinner, ate in a fast-food restaurant, ate takeaway meals from a fast-food restaurant, ate dinner and snacks while watching television and who frequently ate on the run were less likely to eat two or more servings of vegetables daily.
CONCLUSIONS: Practical strategies based on these behavioural characteristics could be trialled in interventions aimed at promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among women.
David Crawford; Kylie Ball; Gita Mishra; Jo Salmon; Anna Timperio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Public health nutrition     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1368-9800     ISO Abbreviation:  Public Health Nutr     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-09     Completed Date:  2007-04-30     Revised Date:  2014-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9808463     Medline TA:  Public Health Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cooking / methods
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet / standards*
Diet Surveys
Health Behavior*
Middle Aged
Socioeconomic Factors
Women's Health
Women, Working
Grant Support
MC_U120063239//Medical Research Council
Erratum In:
Public Health Nutr. 2007 May;10(5):536

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