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ERIC Number: EJ1071139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1981
Impact of Fruit Smoothies on Adolescent Fruit Consumption at School
Bates, Dylan; Price, Joseph
Health Education & Behavior, v42 n4 p487-492 Aug 2015
We examine the impact of serving fruit smoothies during school breakfast on fruit consumption among middle school and high school students. We draw on observational plate-waste data over a 10-week period during which fruit smoothies were introduced for breakfast at two Utah schools. Our total sample includes 2,760 student-day observations. We find that the fraction of students eating a full serving of whole fruit increased from 4.3% to 45.1%. As such, school districts should consider offering fruit smoothies as part of a set of interventions designed to increase fruit consumption at school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Economic Research Service (USDA)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Utah
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A