5193.0 Eat Your Veggies: Health Education Programs Addressing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 2:30 PM
Consuming fruit and vegetables (F&Vs) is a strong protective behavior against many types of cancer. It has also been shown to have positive effects on cardiovascular health and weight loss. In this session, speakers will discuss specific interventions utilized to increase fruit and vegetable intake and improving adolescentsí food choices at school. Additionally, the importance of incorporating an adequate of amount of orange vegetables in a diet will also be discussed.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, the participant will be able to: 1. Recognize the importance of assessing lifestyle characteristics in developing lifestyle-based interventions, specifically interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption 2. Articulate potential strategies for integrating fruits & vegetables in diet
Johanna M. Hinman, MPH, CHES

2:30 PM
Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in preschoolers in child care centers: Final results of the 5 a Day Preschool Power Plus study
Donald B. Bishop, PhD, Gretchen Taylor, RD, MPH, Susan Bishop, BFA, Kate Franken, RD, MPH, Johanna Rehorst, MPH, RD, Anna Gaichas, MS, Lisa Harnack, DrPH, RD, Mary Story, PhD, RD, John Himes, PhD and Leslie Lytle, PhD, RD
2:45 PM
Beliefs about eating orange vegetables every week: A comparison of people who do and do not meet government recommendations for orange vegetables
Julie A. Shertzer, MS, RD, Susan E. Middlestadt, PhD, Janet P. Wallace, PhD and Alyce D. Fly, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Maternal and Child Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing