Fruit and vegetable consumption trends among adolescents from 2002 to 2010 in 33 countries.

Auteur(s) :
Vereecken C., Pedersen TP., Ojala K., Krølner RF., Dzielska A., Ahluwalia N., Giacchi M., Kelly C.
Date :
Avr, 2015
Source(s) :
European journal of public health. #25 Suppl 2: p16-9
Adresse :
Research Foundation Flanders, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. Health Promotion Research Centre, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland colette.kelly@nuigalway.ie

Sommaire de l'article

BACKGROUND
Fruit and vegetable consumption is linked to many positive health outcomes, nevertheless many adolescents do not consume fruit and vegetables on a daily basis.

METHODS
Data of 488,951 adolescents, aged 11-, 13- and 15- years, from 33 mainly European and North American countries/regions participating in the cross-sectional Health Behaviour in School-aged Children surveys in 2002, 2006 and 2010, were used to investigate trends in daily fruit and vegetable consumption between 2002 and 2010.

RESULTS
Multilevel logistic regression analyses showed an increase in daily fruit and vegetable consumption between 2002 and 2010 in the majority of countries for both genders and all three age groups. A decrease in consumption was noticed in five countries for fruit and five countries for vegetables.

CONCLUSION
Overall, a positive trend was noticed, however increases in daily fruit and vegetable consumption are still indicated.

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