Design and Evaluation of a Training Protocol for a Photographic Method of Visual Estimation of Fruit and Vegetable Intake among Kindergarten Through Second-Grade Students.

Auteur(s) :
Johnson SL., Masis N., McCaffrey J., Chapman-Novakofski KM.
Date :
Avr, 2017
Source(s) :
Journal of nutrition education and behavior. #49:4 p346-351
Adresse :
Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. Electronic address: masis2@illinois.edu.

Sommaire de l'article

OBJECTIVE
To design a replicable training protocol for visual estimation of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake of kindergarten through second-grade students through digital photography of lunch trays that results in reliable data for FV served and consumed.

METHODS
Protocol development through literature and researcher input was followed by 3 laboratory-based trainings of 3 trainees. Lunchroom data collection sessions were done at 2 elementary schools for kindergarten through second-graders. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) were used.

RESULTS
By training 3, ICC was substantial for amount of FV served and consumed (0.86 and 0.95, respectively; P < .05). The ICC was moderate for percentage of fruits consumed (0.67; P = .06). In-school estimates for ICCs were all significant for amounts served at school 1 and percentage of FV consumed at both schools.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
The protocol resulted in reliable estimation of combined FV served and consumed using digital photography. The ability to estimate FV intake accurately will benefit intervention development and evaluation.

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