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ERIC Number: EJ825687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Characteristics and Dietary Patterns of Adolescents Who Value Eating Locally Grown, Organic, Nongenetically Engineered, and Nonprocessed Food
Robinson-O'Brien, Ramona; Larson, Nicole; Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne; Stat, Peter Hannan M.; Story, Mary
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v41 n1 p11-18 Jan-Feb 2009
Objective: To examine characteristics of adolescents who value eating locally grown, organic, nongenetically engineered, and/or nonprocessed food and whether they are more likely than their peers to meet Healthy People 2010 dietary objectives. Design: Cross-sectional analysis using data from a population-based study in Minnesota (Project EAT: Eating Among Teens). Setting: Participants completed a mailed survey and food frequency questionnaire in 2004. Participants: Males and females (N = 2516), ages 15-23 years. Main Outcome Measures: Dietary intake of fruit, vegetables, fat, grains, calcium, and fast food. Analysis: Chi-square tests, logistic regression models adjusting for race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and vegetarian status. Results: Percentages of adolescents who reported that it was somewhat or very important that their food be locally grown, organic, nongenetically engineered, and nonprocessed were 20.9%, 23.2%, 34.1%, and 29.8%, respectively. Those who valued each practice were more likely than their peers to be nonwhite (P less than .001) and have a low socioeconomic status (P less than .001). Adolescents who valued up to 2 practices were more likely than their peers to have a dietary pattern consistent with the Healthy People 2010 objectives (P less than .001) for fruit, vegetable, and fat intake. Conclusions and Implications: It may beneficial to discuss alternative food production practices as part of nutrition education programs for adolescents. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota