Fruit and vegetable intake in a sample of 11-year-old children in 9 European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey.

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Title:
Fruit and vegetable intake in a sample of 11-year-old children in 9 European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey.
Authors:
Yngve, Agneta; Wolf, Alexandra; Poortvliet, Eric; Elmadfa, Ibrahim; Brug, Johannes; Ehrenblad, Bettina; Franchini, Bela; Haraldsdóttir, Jóhanna; Krølner, Rikke; Maes, Lea; Pérez-Rodrigo, Carmen; Sjostrom, Michael; Thórsdóttir, Inga; Klepp, Knut-Inge
Citation:
Ann. Nutr. Metab. 2005; 49(4):236-45
Issue Date:
18-May-2006
Abstract:
BACKGROUND/AIMS: An adequate fruit and vegetable intake provides essential nutrients and nutritive compounds and is considered an important part of a healthy lifestyle. No simple instrument has been available for the assessment of fruit and vegetable intake as well as its determinants in school-aged children applicable in different European countries. Within the Pro Children Project, such an instrument has been developed. This paper describes the cross-sectional survey in 11-year-olds in 9 countries. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey used nationally, and in 2 countries regionally, representative samples of schools and classes. The questionnaires, including a precoded 24-hour recall component and a food frequency part, were completed in the classroom. Data were treated using common syntax files for portion sizes and for merging of vegetable types into four subgroups. RESULTS: The results show that the fruit and vegetable intake in amounts and choice were highly diverse in the 9 participating countries. Vegetable intake was in general lower than fruit intake, boys consumed less fruit and vegetables than girls did. The highest total intake according to the 24-hour recall was found in Austria and Portugal, the lowest in Spain and Iceland. CONCLUSION: The fruit and vegetable intake in 11-year-old children was in all countries far from reaching population goals and food-based dietary guidelines on national and international levels.
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dc.contributor.authorYngve, Agneta-
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Alexandra-
dc.contributor.authorPoortvliet, Eric-
dc.contributor.authorElmadfa, Ibrahim-
dc.contributor.authorBrug, Johannes-
dc.contributor.authorEhrenblad, Bettina-
dc.contributor.authorFranchini, Bela-
dc.contributor.authorHaraldsdóttir, Jóhanna-
dc.contributor.authorKrølner, Rikke-
dc.contributor.authorMaes, Lea-
dc.contributor.authorPérez-Rodrigo, Carmen-
dc.contributor.authorSjostrom, Michael-
dc.contributor.authorThórsdóttir, Inga-
dc.contributor.authorKlepp, Knut-Inge-
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-18T11:28:01Z-
dc.date.available2006-05-18T11:28:01Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-18T11:28:01Z-
dc.identifier.citationAnn. Nutr. Metab. 2005; 49(4):236-45en
dc.identifier.issn0250-6807-
dc.identifier.pmid16088087-
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000087247-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/2827-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Link fielden
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dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND/AIMS: An adequate fruit and vegetable intake provides essential nutrients and nutritive compounds and is considered an important part of a healthy lifestyle. No simple instrument has been available for the assessment of fruit and vegetable intake as well as its determinants in school-aged children applicable in different European countries. Within the Pro Children Project, such an instrument has been developed. This paper describes the cross-sectional survey in 11-year-olds in 9 countries. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey used nationally, and in 2 countries regionally, representative samples of schools and classes. The questionnaires, including a precoded 24-hour recall component and a food frequency part, were completed in the classroom. Data were treated using common syntax files for portion sizes and for merging of vegetable types into four subgroups. RESULTS: The results show that the fruit and vegetable intake in amounts and choice were highly diverse in the 9 participating countries. Vegetable intake was in general lower than fruit intake, boys consumed less fruit and vegetables than girls did. The highest total intake according to the 24-hour recall was found in Austria and Portugal, the lowest in Spain and Iceland. CONCLUSION: The fruit and vegetable intake in 11-year-old children was in all countries far from reaching population goals and food-based dietary guidelines on national and international levels.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherKargeren
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dc.subjectChild Nutritionen
dc.subjectDiet Surveysen
dc.subjectFruiten
dc.subjectNutrition Assessmenten
dc.subjectVegetablesen
dc.subjectChilden
dc.subjectCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subjectEuropeen
dc.subjectMental Recallen
dc.subjectNutrition Policyen
dc.subjectNutritional Requirementsen
dc.subjectQuestionnairesen
dc.subjectSchoolsen
dc.subjectSex Factorsen
dc.titleFruit and vegetable intake in a sample of 11-year-old children in 9 European countries: The Pro Children Cross-sectional Survey.en
dc.typeArticleen
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