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ERIC Number: EJ986997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
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ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
Community Food Environment, Home Food Environment, and Fruit and Vegetable Intake of Children and Adolescents
Ding, Ding; Sallis, James F.; Norman, Gregory J.; Saelens, Brian E.; Harris, Sion Kim; Kerr, Jacqueline; Rosenberg, Dori; Durant, Nefertiti; Glanz, Karen
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v44 n6 p634-638 Nov-Dec 2012
Objectives: To determine (1) reliability of new food environment measures; (2) association between home food environment and fruit and vegetable (FV) intake; and (3) association between community and home food environment. Methods: In 2005, a cross-sectional survey was conducted with readministration to assess test-retest reliability. Adolescents, parents of adolescents, and parents of children (n = 458) were surveyed in San Diego, Boston, and Cincinnati. Results: Most subscales had acceptable reliability. Fruit and vegetable intake was positively associated with availability of healthful food ("r" = 0.15-0.27), FV "(r" = 0.22-0.34), and ratio of more-healthful/less-healthful food in the home ("r" = 0.23-0.31) and was negatively associated with less-healthful food in the home ("r" = -0.17 to -0.18). Home food environment was associated with household income but not with community food environment. Conclusions and Implications: A more healthful home food environment was related to youth FV intake. Higher income households had more healthful food in the home. The potential influence of neighborhood food outlets warrants further study. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Massachusetts; Ohio