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ERIC Number: EJ918651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Can a Community-Based Intervention Improve the Home Food Environment? Parental Perspectives of the Influence of the Delicious and Nutritious Garden
Heim, Stephanie; Bauer, Katherine W.; Stang, Jamie; Ireland, Marjorie
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n2 p130-134 Mar-Apr 2011
Objective: To examine changes in parental report of the home food environment during the course of a garden-based fruit and vegetable (FV) intervention for grade school children. Methods: Self-administered pre-post surveys were completed by parents/caregivers (n = 83). Main outcome measures included: child asking behavior, FV availability/accessibility, parental encouragement, and value of FV consumption. Results: Process evaluation results indicate children shared their garden experiences at home, and as a result, the children's home food environment became increasingly supportive of FV consumption. Parents reported an increase (P less than 0.01) in the frequency that their child asked for FVs. Parental value for FV consumption also improved (P less than 0.01), as did home availability of fruit (P less than 0.05), vegetables (P less than 0.001), and parental encouragement of FVs (P = 0.06). Conclusions and Implications: Community-based interventions that provide activities to engage parents may provide added benefit by improving the home food environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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