Edwards, J. and Hartwell, H., 2002. Fruit and vegetables - attitudes and knowledge of primary school children. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 15 (5), pp. 365-374.
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Objectives To evaluate whether children, aged 8–11 years could correctly identify commonly available fruit and vegetables; to assess the acceptability of these; and to gain a broad understanding of children's perceptions of 'healthy eating'. Methods Fruit and vegetables used were those readily available in retail outlets in the UK. Data were collected from three year-groups (n = 221) using a questionnaire supported by semistructured interviews and discussions. Results Overall, fruit was more popular than vegetables and recognition of fruit better; melons being the least well identified. Recognition of vegetables increased with age; the least well identified being cabbage which was confused with lettuce by 32, 16 and 17% of pupils in their respective age groups. Most children (75%) were familiar with the term healthy eating, citing school (46%) as the most common source of information. Pupils showed an awareness and understanding of current recommendations for a balanced diet, although the message has become confused. Conclusions If fresh fruit and vegetables are to form part of a balanced diet, the 'health message' needs to be clear. Fruit is well liked; vegetables are less acceptable with many being poorly recognized, factors which need to be addressed.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Food acceptance Food nutrition|
|Subjects:||Technology > Food Science and Drinks|
|Group:||School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research|
|Deposited By:||Louise K. Tucker|
|Deposited On:||09 Nov 2009 20:56|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:17|
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