Fruit and vegetable intake of mothers of 11-year-old children in nine European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey

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Title:
Fruit and vegetable intake of mothers of 11-year-old children in nine European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey
Authors:
Wolf, Alexandra; Yngve, Agneta; Elmadfa, Ibrahim; Poortvliet, Eric; Ehrenblad, Bettina; Pérez-Rodrigo, Carmen; Thorsdottir, Inga; Haraldsdottir, Johanna; Brug, Johannes; Maes, Lea; Vaz de Almeida, Maria Daniel; Krølner, Rikke; Klepp, Knut-Inge
Citation:
Ann. Nutr. Metab. 2005; 49(4):246-54
Issue Date:
18-May-2006
Abstract:
OBJECTIVE: To describe and compare fruit and vegetable intakes of mothers of 11-year-old children across Europe. METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys were carried out in 9 European countries in October/November 2003. Self-administered questionnaires assessing fruit and vegetable consumption were used for data collection. The current paper presents dietary intake data obtained by a precoded 24-hour recall and a food frequency questionnaire. RESULTS: The consumption levels of fruit and vegetables (without fruit juice) were in line with World Health Organization recommendations of > or =400 g/day for only 27% of all participating mothers. Based on both instruments, the Pro Children results showed comparatively high average fruit intake levels in Portugal, Denmark and Sweden (211, 203 and 194 g/day) and the lowest intake in Iceland (97 g/day). High vegetable intake levels were found in Portugal and Belgium (169 and 150 g/day), the lowest in Spain (88 g/day). A south-north gradient could not be observed in the Pro Children study. CONCLUSION: Fruit and vegetable intakes are low in mothers of 11-year-olds across Europe. Especially vegetable consumption can be regarded as marginal in most of the studied European countries. A high percentage of mothers indicated to eat fruit and vegetables less than once a day. The results have shown that national and international interventions are necessary to promote fruit and especially vegetable consumption in the European population of mothers.
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dc.contributor.authorWolf, Alexandra-
dc.contributor.authorYngve, Agneta-
dc.contributor.authorElmadfa, Ibrahim-
dc.contributor.authorPoortvliet, Eric-
dc.contributor.authorEhrenblad, Bettina-
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Rodrigo, Carmen-
dc.contributor.authorThorsdottir, Inga-
dc.contributor.authorHaraldsdottir, Johanna-
dc.contributor.authorBrug, Johannes-
dc.contributor.authorMaes, Lea-
dc.contributor.authorVaz de Almeida, Maria Daniel-
dc.contributor.authorKrølner, Rikke-
dc.contributor.authorKlepp, Knut-Inge-
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-18T11:22:54Z-
dc.date.available2006-05-18T11:22:54Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-18T11:22:54Z-
dc.identifier.citationAnn. Nutr. Metab. 2005; 49(4):246-54en
dc.identifier.issn0250-6807-
dc.identifier.pmid16088088-
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000087248-
dc.identifier.otherNUR12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/2825-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To describe and compare fruit and vegetable intakes of mothers of 11-year-old children across Europe. METHODS: Cross-sectional surveys were carried out in 9 European countries in October/November 2003. Self-administered questionnaires assessing fruit and vegetable consumption were used for data collection. The current paper presents dietary intake data obtained by a precoded 24-hour recall and a food frequency questionnaire. RESULTS: The consumption levels of fruit and vegetables (without fruit juice) were in line with World Health Organization recommendations of > or =400 g/day for only 27% of all participating mothers. Based on both instruments, the Pro Children results showed comparatively high average fruit intake levels in Portugal, Denmark and Sweden (211, 203 and 194 g/day) and the lowest intake in Iceland (97 g/day). High vegetable intake levels were found in Portugal and Belgium (169 and 150 g/day), the lowest in Spain (88 g/day). A south-north gradient could not be observed in the Pro Children study. CONCLUSION: Fruit and vegetable intakes are low in mothers of 11-year-olds across Europe. Especially vegetable consumption can be regarded as marginal in most of the studied European countries. A high percentage of mothers indicated to eat fruit and vegetables less than once a day. The results have shown that national and international interventions are necessary to promote fruit and especially vegetable consumption in the European population of mothers.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKargeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000087248en
dc.subjectDiet Surveysen
dc.subjectFruiten
dc.subjectVegetablesen
dc.subjectMothersen
dc.subjectAdulten
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subjectFood Habitsen
dc.subjectHealth Promotionen
dc.subjectMental Recallen
dc.subjectNutrition Assessmenten
dc.subjectNutrition Policyen
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen
dc.subjectEuropeen
dc.titleFruit and vegetable intake of mothers of 11-year-old children in nine European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Surveyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.format.digYES-

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