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Lin, Yi-Chun; Fly, Alyce D. – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: We attempted to determine effects of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) on variety and frequency of fruit and vegetable intake by students in schools from different locales. Methods: Data were derived from the 2011-2012 Indiana FFVP Student Survey completed by 4229 fourth-sixth…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes
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Chinchanachokchai, Sydney; Jamelske, Eric M. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2015
Purpose/Objectives: Existing research has investigated the effects of using individual incentives and positive reinforcements to influence children to eat more fruits and vegetables for lunch and snack during school. This study explored using group-level incentives to motivate children in a Wisconsin elementary school to eat more fruits and…
Descriptors: Incentives, Eating Habits, Food, Nutrition
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Slawson, Kari; Rainville, Alice Jo – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2019
Peer-reviewed research on the effectiveness of salad bars for increasing fruit and vegetable (F/V) intake is limited. This commentary discusses current evidence regarding the effectiveness of salad bars in increasing F/V selection and consumption, thereby reducing food waste. Key findings from this review of the research are that salad bars in…
Descriptors: Food, Conservation (Environment), Wastes, Child Health
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Handforth, Kellyn M.; Gilboy, Mary Beth; Harris, Jeffrey; Melia, Nicole – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2016
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this project was to assess fruit and vegetable plate waste, examine patterns of selection and consumption of specific fruit and vegetable subgroups, and analyze for differences across gender, grade level, and school. Methods: A previously-validated digital photography method was used to collect plate waste data…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Suburban Schools, Lunch Programs
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Strochlic, Ron; Woodward-Lopez, Gail; Hewawitharana, Sridharshi; Streng, Katharina; Richardson, Jackie; Whetstone, Lauren; Gorshow, Derek – Journal of School Health, 2021
Background: Most children do not eat enough fruits and vegetables (FV). Schools are a critical setting for supporting children to consume FV. To fill a gap in available materials, a classroom curriculum was developed and evaluated to determine impacts on student FV-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Methods: A pre-/post-intervention…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Foods Instruction
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Beets, Michael W.; Tilley, Falon; Weaver, Robert G.; Turner-McGrievy, Gabrielle M.; Moore, Justin B. – Health Education Research, 2014
The objective of this study was to describe the 3-year outcomes (2011-2013) from the healthy lunchbox challenge (HLC) delivered in the US-based summer day camps (SDC) (8-10 hours day-1, 10-11 weeks summer-1, SDC) to increase children and staff bringing fruit, vegetables and water (FVW) each day. A single group pre- with multiple post-test design…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Behavior Change, Summer Programs
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Hong, Jisoo; Bales, Diane W.; Wallinga, Charlotte R. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Children's obesity rates have increased substantially over the past several decades, due in part to unhealthy eating habits. About 75% of preschool-aged children consume fewer fruits and vegetables than recommended for health. Because children begin developing eating habits during early childhood, obesity prevention programs are increasingly…
Descriptors: Child Health, Teaching Methods, Obesity, Health Promotion
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Bezbaruah, Nandita; Brunt, Ardith – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: The aim of the present study is to determine the influence of cartoon characters in preferences of fruit and vegetables among children. Methods: A 10-item survey was used in this cross-sectional study to determine the factors that influence a child's likelihood of eating fruits and vegetables. Seven factors influencing consumption of…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Eating Habits, Children, Advertising
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Griffith, Derek M.; Cornish, Emily K.; McKissic, Sydika A.; Dean, Donnatesa A. L. – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
African American men have high rates of chronic disease morbidity and mortality associated with their low rates of fruit and vegetable consumption. In an effort to inform tailored behavioral interventions for this demographic, we sought to assess if men with healthier eating practices viewed their environment differently than those who ate less…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Food, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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Snelling, Anastasia; Newman, Constance; Watts, Erin; Van Dyke, Hugo; Malloy, Elizabeth; Gharmarian, Yasha; Guthrie, Joanne; Mancino, Lisa – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: This study evaluated a behavioral economic strategy which paired a fresh cold fruit and cold vegetable to increase consumption of vegetables among elementary school children. Methods: The 14-day study was conducted in 12 public elementary schools in a suburban school district, which follows the offer model allowing students to…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Food, Eating Habits, Public Schools
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Nathan, N.; Wiggers, J.; Wyse, R.; Williams, C. M.; Sutherland, R.; Yoong, S. L.; Lecathelinais, C.; Wolfenden, L. – Health Education Research, 2017
Implementation of vegetable and fruit programs in schools is less than optimal. This study aimed to identify, using a theoretical framework, factors associated with implementation of a school vegetable and fruit program; that provides a time in class for children to consume a piece of vegetable or fruit they have brought from home. Three hundred…
Descriptors: Food, Telephone Surveys, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Landry, Alicia S.; Butz, Rebecca; Connell, Carol L.; Yadrick, Kathy – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2017
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate behaviors related to fruit and vegetable intake before and after implementation of a theory-based Farm to School pilot intervention in a rural school. Methods: Students in fifth grade at a rural elementary school were asked to complete pre- and post-test measures based on the Theory of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Food, Agricultural Production, Pretests Posttests
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Bica, Lori A.; Jamelske, Eric M. – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2012
Purpose/Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of the 2009-2010 USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) on fruit intake and other behaviors related to fruit and vegetable consumption among Wisconsin fourth- and fifth-grade students. Methods: Participants were fourth- and fifth-grade from one FFVP school (n = 51)…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Nutrition, Researchers, Grade 5
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Thompson, Michelle A.; Nigg, Claudio R. – Health Education Journal, 2021
Objective: To assess the effectiveness of an adolescent peer-led health curriculum in changing physical activity and fruit and vegetable social-cognitive and behavioural variables among Filipino American adolescents in Hawai'i for participants and peer educators. Design: Quasi-experimental design. Setting: One high school on Oahu, Hawai'i. Method:…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Health Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Filipino Americans
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Middaugh, Amanda L.; Fisk, Paul S.; Brunt, Ardith; Rhee, Yeong S. – Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012
Objective: To examine the association between income and the consumption of fruits and vegetables using the poverty income ratio (PIR). Design: Association between PIR and intake of fruits and vegetables combined. The PIR was divided into 5 groups ranging from less than poverty threshold (PT) to greater than or equal to 400% PT. Participants:…
Descriptors: Poverty, Income, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
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