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:4/22/2014)... 2014) -- There are all sorts of signaling strategies ... their colorful tails; satin bowbirds build specialized stick structures, ... objects; and European bitterling males show off bright nuptial ... unique method to communicate with others. , ... can have profound fitness implications for individuals that are ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... University of Montana,s Wildlife Biology Program, co-wrote a research paper ... Academy of Sciences on how streamwater chemistry varies across ... Lowe and co-authors ... Washington, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, the University of ... 664 water samples collected every 10 meters along 32 tributaries ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... 22, 2014) Biotechnology scientists must be aware of ... and licensing guidelines, according to a new paper from ... in the current issue of the journal Regenerative ... 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case Association ... occurring genes are unpatentable. The court case and rulings ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Best practices in communication for the animal world 2Best practices in communication for the animal world 3New research focuses on streamwater chemistry, landscape variation 2New patenting guidelines are needed for biotechnology 2New patenting guidelines are needed for biotechnology 3
... April 30, 2012 It is often thought that starting ... they try to set a good example for their children. ... children into the home may affect parents, eating habits. ... a child,s eating preferences may influence how a family eats. ...
... Efforts to prevent obesity among low-income infants should focus not ... reasons behind unhealthy feeding practices, according to a study to ... (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. Adding cereal to bottles ... Academy of Pediatrics because it may lead to overfeeding and ...
... Calif. Avocado, a significant fruit crop grown in ... threatened by Phytophthora root rot (PRR), a disease that ... in Latin America and crippled production in Australia and ... estimated to cost avocado growers approximately $30-40 million a ...
Cached Biology News:Starting a family does not encourage parents to eat healthier 2Low-income moms under stress may overfeed infants 2New avocado rootstocks are high-performing and disease-tolerant 2New avocado rootstocks are high-performing and disease-tolerant 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... More than 5 million Americans are currently living ... will die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according to ... many Americans into looking for ways to improve their ... cognitive disorders. Jonathan Weisman, president of Biohack Pure, is ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2013 was a banner year of continued ... saw continued independent research led by the team at ... $1 million grant from the Susanne Marcus Collins Foundation, ... peer reviewed journal, Amy Grant highlighted Brainwave Optimization® in ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, April 11, ... Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, Warrington, Pa. ... organization solely dedicated to finding a cure for hepatitis B ... will host its annual Crystal Ball on Friday, April 11 ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 As pet owners drew up their lists of New ... "Take better care of my furry companion." Nowadays there are pet ... carrying cases to take the little canine or feline darlings along ... to buy some pricey toys at the pet store. But anyone ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2New Year's Resolution: Give Pets the Gift of Top-Notch Health Care 2
... NES-ZIONA, Israel, Sept. 21 PROLOR Biotech, Inc. (OTC ... of a Phase I clinical trial of its long-acting human ... hGH-CTP is being developed to provide growth hormone deficient adults ... per week that are currently required with a once-weekly or ...
... prolonged courses of stable disease and excellent, ... cancer, , , QUEBEC CITY, Sept. ... AEZS ) ("the Company"), a global biopharmaceutical company focused ... a Phase 1 study of its orally-active tubulin and topoisomerase ...
... ... most reliable and secure professional solution to inventory Ultra-low Freezer and Liquid Nitrogen Tank ... ... 21, 2009 -- RURO Inc. today announced the release of FreezerPro 2010, Frozen ...
Cached Biology Technology:PROLOR Biotech Announces Initiation of Phase I Clinical Trial for its Long-Acting Growth Hormone 2PROLOR Biotech Announces Initiation of Phase I Clinical Trial for its Long-Acting Growth Hormone 3PROLOR Biotech Announces Initiation of Phase I Clinical Trial for its Long-Acting Growth Hormone 4AEterna Zentaris Announces Completion of Phase 1 Study with Oral AEZS-112 in Cancer 2AEterna Zentaris Announces Completion of Phase 1 Study with Oral AEZS-112 in Cancer 3RURO Inc. Today Announced the Release of FreezerPro 2010, Frozen Sample Inventory and Information Management System 2
Human VEGF R Phycoerythrin Sampler (Cl 89106, 49560, 54733)...
ANTI ALPHA FSH:B...
... Dog serum is collected from fasted mixed breed, ... Available Anticoagulants: N-02: Citrate ... K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate N-10: ... N-05: ACD N-07: CPD ...
MOUSE ANTI BOVINE TROPONIN I...
Biology Products: