ERIC Number: EJ1074746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Maximizing the Nutritional Value of Produce Post-Harvest: Consumer Knowledge Gaps, Interests, and Opinions Regarding Nutrition Education Strategies
Remley, Dan; Goard, Linnette Mizer; Taylor, Christopher A.; Ralston, Robin A.
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4RIB1 Aug 2015
Although many consumers perceive locally produced, fresh fruits and vegetables to be healthier, they might not have the knowledge and skills to retain optimal nutritional quality following harvest or purchase. We surveyed Ohio farmers market consumers' and managers' knowledge and interests related to maximizing nutritional value of produce. Consumers and managers lacked knowledge but were interested in the topic. Respondents were concerned about chronic health conditions and how foods and nutrients might prevent them. The perspectives and knowledge gaps of the target audience will assist the development of educational materials and strategies.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition Instruction, Teaching Methods, Consumer Education, Knowledge Level, Interests, Surveys, Marketing, Social Change, Individual Characteristics, Motivation, Barriers, Nutrition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio