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ERIC Number: ED443543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun-30
Pages: 7
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Picky Eaters: Relating Parental Perceptions in Fruit and Vegetables Consumption.
Worobey, Harriet S.; Cohen, Sherry; Kempner, Carol; Worobey, John
Although consuming five servings each day of fruits and vegetables has been designed as a national nutritional goal, there have been few studies of fruit and vegetable intake among 3- to 5-year-olds, even though this age group may benefit from nutrition intervention and education. This study examined the views of 55 Head Start families and 75 families of children in a university laboratory school regarding their child's daily fruit and vegetable consumption and whether they considered their child to be a very good, fair, fussy, or picky eater. Findings indicated that 15 percent of the Head Start children were described as picky eaters, in comparison to 31 percent of the lab school group. Head Start children also liked a wider variety of fruits and vegetables than did the children in the lab school. However, fewer than half the children in either group actually consumed five fruit and vegetable servings per day. (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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