Preschool Program Improves Young Children’s Food Literacy and Attitudes to Vegetables.

Auteur(s) :
Whiteley C., Matwiejczyk L.
Date :
Juil, 2015
Source(s) :
Journal of nutrition education and behavior. #47:4 p397-8
Adresse :
Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia.

Sommaire de l'article

Inadequate fruit and vegetable intake is a risk factor for the development of chronic disease and obesity. Only 3% of 4- to 8-year-old Australian children meet national vegetable intake guidelines (22% when potatoes are added, including fried potatoes), according to the 2007 Australian National Children’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. Familiarity strongly influences young children’s food preferences, so early childhood is a crucial time for interventions that will influence lifelong tastes and food preferences.

Source : Pubmed