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ERIC Number: EJ931007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1499-4046
California Adults Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption from 1997-2007
Sugerman, Sharon; Foerster, Susan B.; Gregson, Jennifer; Linares, Amanda; Hudes, Mark
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, v43 n4 suppl 2 pS96-S103 Jul-Aug 2011
Objective: To determine whether fruit and vegetable consumption among California adults significantly increased from 1997-2007. Design: Biennial telephone surveillance surveys of California adults' dietary practices. Participants: California adults (n = 9,105 total all 6 surveys). Intervention: Surveillance data reporting. Main Outcome Measures: Changes in fruit and vegetable consumption over time between 1997-2007, measured by mean servings and percentage of adults eating greater than or equal to 5 servings on any given day. Analysis: Comparisons of subsets both within the same year and across years were made using "t" tests, chi-square, and Tukey Studentized Range tests at 5% procedure-wise error rate. Results: California adults significantly increased mean daily servings of fruits and vegetables from 3.8 servings in 1997 to 5.2 servings in 2007. Conclusions and Implications: Since 1998, notable improvements in fruit and vegetable consumption have occurred to California populations, including the target audience groups of the "Network for a Healthy California." (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California