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The Flavor Station: A Pilot Salad Bar Trial to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Elementary School Children

Abstract Most American children consume less than the recommend amount of fruits and vegetables (F&V), 74% and 84%, respectively. Eating too few F&V in childhood is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, respiratory symptoms, and some cancers later in life. Adequate F&V consumption favorably impacts antioxidant status, gut flora, mood, and cognitive functioning. Nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber are only naturally occurring in plant foods. For many children, school lunches are an important source of F&V. This pilot study assessed the feasibility of providing condiments to increase children’s consumption of salad bar F&V in an elementary school cafeteria at lunchtime. The trial site was a singl... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Scholtz, Cameron (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Alexon, Christy (Committee member) / Hooker, Steven (Committee member) / Schwake, David (Committee member) / Swan, Pamela (Committee member) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Health sciences / Public health / child / diet / flavors / fruits / sustainability / vegetables
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 108 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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