Can a community-based intervention improve the home food environment? parental perspectives of the influence of the delicious and nutritious garden.

Auteur(s) :
Bauer KW., Stang JL., Oppenheimer S., Ireland M.
Date :
Déc, 2010
Source(s) :
Adresse :
Center for Family Development, University of Minnesota Extension, Rochester, MN.

Sommaire de l'article

OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in parental report of the home food environment during the course of a garden-based fruit and vegetable (FV) intervention for grade school children.

METHODS: Self-administered pre-post surveys were completed by parents/caregivers (n = 83). Main outcome measures included: child asking behavior, FV availability/accessibility, parental encouragement, and value of FV consumption.

RESULTS: Process evaluation results indicate children shared their garden experiences at home, and as a result, the children’s home food environment became increasingly supportive of FV consumption. Parents reported an increase (P < .01) in the frequency that their child asked for FVs. Parental value for FV consumption also improved (P < .01), as did home availability of fruit (P < .05), vegetables (P < .001), and parental encouragement of FVs (P = .06).

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Community-based interventions that provide activities to engage parents may provide added benefit by improving the home food environment.

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