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Arizona Foodshed: Estimating Capacity to Meet Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Needs of the Arizona Population

Abstract Fruit and vegetable (FV) consumption continues to lag far behind US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommendations. Interventions targeting individuals' dietary behaviors address only a small fraction of dietary influences. Changing the food environment by increasing availability of and excitement for FV through local food production has shown promise as a method for enhancing intake. However, the extent to which local production is sufficient to meet recommended FV intakes, or actual intakes, of specific populations remains largely unconsidered. This study was the first of its kind to evaluate the capacity to support FV intake of Arizona's population with statewide production of FV. We created a model to evaluate what percentage ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Vaudrin, Nicole (Author) / Wharton, Christopher (Advisor) / Bruening, Meg (Advisor) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Committee member) / Villalobos, J. Rene (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Arizona agriculture / Foodshed / Food System / Fruits and vegetables / Local Food
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 226 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.S. Nutrition 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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