Navigation Links
Ease of access improves fruit and vegetable consumption
Date:9/3/2013

a farm tour and a grocery store tour with a dietitian that focused on healthful eating on a budget. The control participants did not receive education or the produce boxes.

The researchers observed a significant increase over the summer in the number of different fruits and vegetables in the households of the intervention group compared with the control group. The intervention group also reported greater increases in fruit and vegetable consumption.

"Although the increases in fruit and vegetable consumption in the intervention group did not reach statistical significance, they did show a trend in the right direction," said Quandt. "In a larger group, we would expect that the CSA program would make a noticeable impact on quality of the families' diets."

Intervention participants reported a willingness to pay at least a portion of the CSA cost in the future. In an overall evaluation of the Farm Fresh Healthy Living program, the participants reported positively on the variety of the produce provided, the better flavor of the local produce compared with grocery store produce, the chance to expose children to new foods, as well as the chance to eat foods that were too expensive to purchase at the grocery store. Some indicated problems with work schedules and transportation in picking up their produce box every week.

"This study shows that food from a CSA program has positive effects on recipient households," said Quandt. "CSA is a feasible approach and more study is needed. Altering some of the financial and operational aspects of traditional CSA programs will be necessary to improve the participation impact."


'/>"/>

Contact: Bonnie Davis
bdavis@wakehealth.edu
336-716-4977
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wiley-Blackwell launches new open-access journal: Food Science & Nutrition
2. CDS Monarch Deploys DigitalPersona Strong Authentication Solutions for Secure Access to Electronic Medical Records
3. Spectros Launches OnCall Wireless Remote Access for T-Stat
4. The EU underpays Madagascar for access to fish: UBC research
5. F1000 Research partners with figshare to provide smart ways of accessing data
6. Service Credit Union Selects DigitalPersona to Secure Access to Network and Applications
7. New DataONE portal streamlines access to environmental data
8. Elsevier launches new open access journal: Applied and Translational Genomics
9. Medbox Safe Storage and Access Lockers Gaining Popularity
10. EyeLock Inc. Introduces EyeSwipe Nano TS Iris Scanning Turnstile Solution for Secure Access Control
11. British Ecological Society partners with Wiley open access journal Ecology and Evolution
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... of forests in the Amazon help create tinderbox ... rapid and widespread forest loss during drought years, ... show that forests in the Amazon could reach ... forest fires lead to large-scale loss of trees, ... professor of geography, Penn State. , "We documented ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... IPCC meeting painted a stark warning on the possible ... a greenhouse effect 32 times that of carbon dioxide. ... humic substances act as fully regenerable electron acceptors which ... in wetlands instead of being released to the atmosphere. ... disrupted it may enter into a vicious cycle to ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... is the process whereby the genetic information of ... as proteins, which have numerous different functions in ... important intermediary during gene expression, by relating the ... involved in manufacturing proteins. , By examining ... present in an organism at a given time, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality 2Drought and fire in the Amazon lead to sharp increases in forest tree mortality 3Methane climate change risk suggested by proof of redox cycling of humic substances 2Rapid and accurate mRNA detection in plant tissues 2
... goats and other animals that have suffered from neglect, according ... In this first scientific study of rescued animals, the researchers ... poor welfare, such as inappropriate diet, and lack of space ... spatial awareness test, which involved giving the animals an opportunity ...
... special issue of Technology and Innovation ... ), devoted to studies on medical technology and health ... from new technologies to reduce the cost of health ... special issue of Technology and Innovation on ...
... gas development expands nationwide, policymakers, communities and public health ... as a means of predicting the effects of drilling ... the Colorado School of Public Health. The report, ... Public Health , highlights lessons learned when scientists from ...
Cached Biology News:Rescue me: New study finds animals do recover from neglect 2Technology transforms health care 2Technology transforms health care 3Health impact assessments prove critical public health tool 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 AudioNotch is ... new therapy for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen ... frequency, and over a period of weeks to months, their ... Therapy in two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... WASHINGTON , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider ... scientific, regulatory, business, and media events in the United ... its former associate Virginia Cox , JD, is returning to ... Virginia Cox re-joins 3D after more than two years ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 iLab Solutions, the leader in core ... Director of Product Strategy. In this role, Michelle will work ... to guide in the development of iLab products. Her main ... possible benefit to the scientific community by offering the most ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... USA, and Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 ... technology development leader with more than 20 years in ... for optics and photonics . Hainsey will serve as ... delighted to have Dr. Hainsey join SPIE as our ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2iLab Solutions Announces Michelle Detwiler as the New Director of Product Strategy 2Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2
... Calif., June 2 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: BMRN ... will present a company update at the Goldman Sachs 30th Annual ... 2009 at 9:00 a.m. ET. , , Interested ... via the investor section of the BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com ...
... , SAN DIEGO, June 2 Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... treatment of obesity, today announced the schedule of its upcoming ... the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 69th Scientific Sessions, June 5-9, ... (ENDO), June 10-13, 2009. , , , ...
... June 2 Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a ... inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced that it will host a ... on June 5th and 6th at the 14th Congress of the ... company,s website at www.micromet-inc.com . , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioMarin to Present at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare Conference 2Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Upcoming Data Presentations at American Diabetes Association and Endocrine Society Annual Scientific Meetings 2Micromet to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Blinatumomab Data Presented at EHA on June 8, 2009 2Micromet to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Blinatumomab Data Presented at EHA on June 8, 2009 3Micromet to Host Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Blinatumomab Data Presented at EHA on June 8, 2009 4
ANTI MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS...
IMAGEQUANT 100 IQTL, 1 EA. Category: ImageQuant CCD Imagers....
ImageQuant 100 UV, 1 EA. Category: ImageQuant CCD Imagers....
The FlowTACS Apoptosis Detection Kit is designed specifically for in situdetection of apoptotic...
Biology Products: