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dc.contributor.authorLynch, Christel
dc.contributor.authorKristjansdottir, Asa Gudrun
dc.contributor.authorTe Velde, Saskia J
dc.contributor.authorLien, Nanna
dc.contributor.authorRoos, Eva
dc.contributor.authorThorsdottir, Inga
dc.contributor.authorKrawinkel, Michael
dc.contributor.authorde Almeida, Maria Daniel Vaz
dc.contributor.authorPapadaki, Angeliki
dc.contributor.authorHlastan Ribic, Cirila
dc.contributor.authorPetrova, Stefka
dc.contributor.authorEhrenblad, Bettina
dc.contributor.authorHalldorsson, Thorhallur I
dc.contributor.authorPoortvliet, Eric
dc.contributor.authorYngve, Agneta
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-28T11:10:02Z
dc.date.available2014-08-28T11:10:02Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-15
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifier.citationHealth Nutr. 2014:1-9 Publicen
dc.identifier.issn1475-2727
dc.identifier.pmid25023091
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/325508
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the pageen
dc.description.abstractTo describe fruit and vegetable intake of 11-year-old children in ten European countries and compare it with current dietary guidelines.
dc.description.abstractCross-sectional survey. Intake was assessed using a previously validated questionnaire containing a pre-coded 24 h recall and an FFQ which were completed in the classroom. Portion sizes were calculated using a standardized protocol.
dc.description.abstractSurveys were performed in schools regionally selected in eight countries and nationally representative in two countries.
dc.description.abstractA total of 8158 children from 236 schools across Europe participating in the PRO GREENS project.
dc.description.abstractThe total mean consumption of fruit and vegetables was between 220 and 345 g/d in the ten participating countries. Mean intakes did not reach the WHO population goal of ≥400 g/d in any of the participating countries. Girls had a significantly higher intake of total fruit and vegetables than boys in five of the countries (Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Bulgaria and Slovenia). Mean total fruit intake ranged between 114 and 240 g/d and vegetable intake between 73 and 141 g/d. When using the level ≥400 g/d as a cut-off, only 23·5 % (13·8-37·0 %) of the studied children, depending on country and gender, met the WHO recommendation (fruit juice excluded).
dc.description.abstractFruit and vegetable consumption was below recommended levels among the schoolchildren in all countries and vegetable intake was lower than fruit intake. The survey shows that there is a need for promotional activities to improve fruit and vegetable consumption in this age group.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Programme of Community Action in the Field of Public Health 2003–2008 of the European Commission.en
dc.languageENG
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980014001347en
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/download.php?file=%2FPHN%2FS1368980014001347a.pdf&code=0de693902ddf67bead870197ef071dd8en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Public health nutritionen
dc.subjectMataræðien
dc.subjectBörnen
dc.subjectÁverkaren
dc.subjectGrænmetien
dc.subjectHollusta mataren
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshDiet Surveys*en
dc.subject.meshEuropeen
dc.subject.meshFruit*en
dc.subject.meshNutrition Assessment*en
dc.subject.meshNutritional Requirementsen
dc.subject.meshVegetables*en
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshSchoolsen
dc.titleFruit and vegetable consumption in a sample of 11-year-old children in ten European countries - the PRO GREENS cross-sectional survey.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.department11Department of Biosciences and Nutrition,Karolinska Institutet,NOVUM,SE 141 83 Huddinge,Stockholm,Sweden. 22Unit for Nutrition Research, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition,School of Health Sciences,University of Iceland & Landspitali University Hospital,Reykjavik,Iceland. 33EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research and Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics,VU University Medical Center,Amsterdam,The Netherlands. 44Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine,University of Oslo,Oslo,Norway. 55Folkhälsan Research Center,Helsinki,Finland. 67Institute of Nutritional Sciences,Unit for International Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural Nutrition,Environmental Sciences and Home Economics,Justus-Liebig University,Giessen,Germany. 78Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences,University of Porto,Porto,Portugal. 89Department of Social Medicine,Preventive Medicine and Nutrition Clinic,University of Crete,Heraklion,Crete,Greece. 911National Institute of Public Health,Ljubljana,Slovenia. 1012National Center for Public Health Protection,Sofia,Bulgaria.en
dc.identifier.journalPublic health nutritionen
dc.rights.accessNational Consortium - Landsaðganguren
html.description.abstractTo describe fruit and vegetable intake of 11-year-old children in ten European countries and compare it with current dietary guidelines.
html.description.abstractCross-sectional survey. Intake was assessed using a previously validated questionnaire containing a pre-coded 24 h recall and an FFQ which were completed in the classroom. Portion sizes were calculated using a standardized protocol.
html.description.abstractSurveys were performed in schools regionally selected in eight countries and nationally representative in two countries.
html.description.abstractA total of 8158 children from 236 schools across Europe participating in the PRO GREENS project.
html.description.abstractThe total mean consumption of fruit and vegetables was between 220 and 345 g/d in the ten participating countries. Mean intakes did not reach the WHO population goal of ≥400 g/d in any of the participating countries. Girls had a significantly higher intake of total fruit and vegetables than boys in five of the countries (Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Bulgaria and Slovenia). Mean total fruit intake ranged between 114 and 240 g/d and vegetable intake between 73 and 141 g/d. When using the level ≥400 g/d as a cut-off, only 23·5 % (13·8-37·0 %) of the studied children, depending on country and gender, met the WHO recommendation (fruit juice excluded).
html.description.abstractFruit and vegetable consumption was below recommended levels among the schoolchildren in all countries and vegetable intake was lower than fruit intake. The survey shows that there is a need for promotional activities to improve fruit and vegetable consumption in this age group.


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