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University of Massachusetts Amherst

2016

Adolescent

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Fruit And Vegetable Intake, Attitudes, And Beliefs Of Multicultural Middle School Students In Central Massachusetts, Emily M. Harrington Jul 2016

Fruit And Vegetable Intake, Attitudes, And Beliefs Of Multicultural Middle School Students In Central Massachusetts, Emily M. Harrington

Masters Theses

High fruit and vegetable (FV) intake is associated with healthy weights and decreased risk of chronic disease. Yet, adolescent FV intakes fall below national recommendations. Few studies involve racial/ethnic minority adolescents in formative research, despite their increased risk of poor FV intake. Consequently, the purpose of this study was to describe the type and frequency of FV intake of urban multicultural young adolescents, and to examine their attitudes and beliefs towards increased consumption of FV. A convenience sample (n=79) of racially diverse (e.g., 31% Hispanic/Latino, 27.4% Black/African American) grade seven students, participated in our ...