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ERIC Number: EJ939506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Children's Daily Fruit and Vegetable Intake: Associations with Maternal Intake and Child Weight Status
Miller, Paige; Moore, Renee H.; Kral, Tanja V. E.
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n5 p396-400 Sep-Oct 2011
Objective: To evaluate associations between children's and their mothers' fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and children's FV intake and weight status. Methods: Mothers (n = 39) residing in Philadelphia, PA completed a subsection of the Diet History Questionnaire assessing their FV intake. Mothers also completed this questionnaire to estimate FV intake among their 5- or 6-year-old children (n = 39). Children's height and weight were measured. Pearson correlation, Student t tests, and binary logistic regression analyses were performed. Results: A significant positive mother-child association was found for FV intake (P less than 0.001). Overweight/obese children consumed fewer FVs than normal-weight children (P = 0.02). Conclusions and Implications: Efforts to promote FV consumption in mothers may help children achieve the recommended intake of FVs. Higher intakes of FVs in turn may help with child weight management. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania