Primary Health Care: Open Access

ISSN - 2167-1079

Dalle Nogare N

Dalle Nogare N


  • Research Article
    Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Rural Victorian School Children
    Author(s): Ervin K, Dalle Nogare N, Orr J, Soutter E and Spiller RErvin K, Dalle Nogare N, Orr J, Soutter E and Spiller R

    Fruit and vegetable consumption is accepted as the cornerstone of healthy eating practices. In turn, healthy eating is linked to the prevention of a number of chronic diseases. Healthy eating practices should begin in early childhood and continue throughout life. This study aimed to determine fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged 6-12 years in three local government areas in rural Australia, and examines the factors which influence consumption, such as access, cost and parental education and behaviours. Parents of school children in grades one and three from 41 schools completed a survey regarding fruit and vegetable consumption, and associated factors, for their child. Five hundred and forty four surveys were completed and returned. The results showed that while fruit consumption was within the recommended guidelines for 97% of children, only 12% ate the recommended serves.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1079.1000199

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