Psychosocial predictors of increases in fruit and vegetable consumption.

Auteur(s) :
Dagnelie PC., Brug J., Bogers RP., Kester AD., Van Assema P.
Date :
Mar, 2007
Source(s) :
Am J Health Behav.. #31-2 p135-45
Adresse :
Department of Epidemiology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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OBJECTIVES: To examine psychosocial predictors of changes in fruit and vegetable consumption.

METHODS: Baseline psychosocial variables were used to explain differences in changes in consumption in 83 healthy women with children after they received free fruit and vegetables for one month.

RESULTS: One-month changes in fruit consumption (mean 144; SE 16 g/day) were positively associated with perceived costs and perceived health benefits for the children, and negatively associated with perceived behavioral control. Changes in vegetable consumption (68 (11) g/day) were positively related with the intention to eat at least 200 g of vegetables and taste preferences of the children. CONCLUSIONS: Fruit and vegetable consumption may be encouraged by influencing the above variables.

PMID: 17269904 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

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