4030.0 Understanding the Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Intake

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 8:30 AM
Why people choose or do not choose to each fruits and vegetables and what influences those choices are critical to consider as more evidence of the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption becomes apparent. This is specifically true for populations experiencing more challenging conditions or other social barriers. Session presenters reveal findings from current research that show unexpected relationships with food security and other more expected evidence with the perception of the food environment and barriers that mediate self-efficacy. New behavioral constructs are explored and session participants will gain insight into the FAB (Food Attitudes and Behaviors) survey conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Session Objectives: 1)Name several determinants of fruit and vegetable intake and the types of relationships associated with particular behavioral constructs or for specific populations 2)Describe the Food and Behavior survey administered by the National Cancer Institute and topics included in the survey 3)Explain types of determinants of fruit and vegetable intake that could be considered for inclusion in programs or other initiatives

8:30 AM
Household food security and fruit and vegetable intake among low-income 4th graders
Stephanie Grutzmacher, PhD and Susan M. Gross, PhD, MPH, RD
8:50 AM
Perceived barriers mediate the association between self-efficacy and fruit and vegetable consumption among students in alternative high schools
Meg Bruening, MPH, RD, Martha Y. Kubik, PhD, RN, DenYelle Kenyon, PhD, Cynthia Davey, MS and Mary Story, PhD, RD
9:30 AM
Correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption among US Adults: Results from the Food Attitudes and Behaviors (FAB) Survey
Amy L. Yaroch, PhD, Olivia M. Thompson, PhD, MPH, Abdul R. Shaikh, PhD, MHSc, Tiandong Li, MS, Heidi M. Blanck, PhD, Richard Moser, PhD, Ken Resnicow, PhD, Suzanne McNutt, MS, RD, Temitope Erinosho, PhD and Linda Nebeling, PhD, MPH, RD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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