Increasing fruit, vegetable and water consumption in summer day camps-3-year findings of the healthy lunchbox challenge.

Auteur(s) :
Turner-mcgrievy GM., Beets MW., Tilley F., Weaver RG., Moore JB.
Date :
Juin, 2014
Source(s) :
Health Educ Res.. #29:5 p812-21
Adresse :
Department of Exercise Science, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, 921 Assembly Street, RM 131, Columbia, SC 29208, USA. beets@mailbox.sc.edu

Sommaire de l'article

The objective of this study was to describe the 3-year outcomes (2011-2013) from the healthy lunchbox challenge (HLC) delivered in the US-based summer day camps (SDC) (8-10 hours day(-1), 10-11 weeks summer(-1), SDC) to increase children and staff bringing fruit, vegetables and water (FVW) each day. A single group pre- with multiple post-test design was used in four large-scale SDCs serving more than 550 children day(-1) (6-12 years). The percentage of foods/beverages brought by children/staff, staff promotion of healthy eating and children's consumption of FVW was assessed via direct observation over 98 days across three summers. For children (3308 observations), fruit and vegetables (>11-16%) increased; no changes were observed for FVW for staff (398 observations). Reductions in unhealthy foods/beverages (e.g. soda/pop and chips) were observed for both children and staff (minus -10% to 38%). Staff role modeling unhealthy eating/drinking initially decreased but increased by 2013. The majority of children who brought fruit/vegetables consumed them. The HLC can influence the foods/beverages brought to SDCs. Enhancements are required to further increase FVW brought and consumed.

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