Predicting gender differences in liking for vegetables and preference for a variety of vegetables among 11-year-old children.
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
MetadataShow full item record
CitationAppetite 2015, 95:285-92
AbstractWe studied the factors that predict liking for vegetables and preference for a variety of vegetables among schoolchildren. Additionally, we examined if there were gender differences in the predictors that explain the hypothesized higher scores in liking vegetables and preferences among girls. The data from the PRO GREENS project included 424 Finnish children (response rate 77%) aged 11 to 12. The children completed validated measures about social and environmental factors related to their liking for vegetables and preferences both at baseline 2009 and follow-up 2010. The associations were examined with regression and mediation analyses. The strongest predictors of both girls' and boys' liking and preferences were higher levels of eating vegetables together with the family, previous vegetable intake and a lower level of perceived barriers. Liking was additionally predicted by a lower level of parental demand that their child should eat vegetables. Girls reported higher levels of liking and preferences in the follow-up. This gender difference was mainly explained by girls' lower level of perceived barriers related to vegetable intake and girls' higher previous vegetable intake. Interventions that aim to increase the low vegetable intake among boys by increasing their liking for vegetables and preference for a variety of vegetables could benefit from targeting perceived barriers, namely boys' perception and values concerning the consumption of vegetables.
DescriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the page
RightsArchived with thanks to Appetite
- Do descriptive norms related to parents and friends predict fruit and vegetable intake similarly among 11-year-old girls and boys?
- Authors: Lehto E, Ray C, Haukkala A, Yngve A, Thorsdottir I, Roos E
- Issue date: 2016 Jan 14
- Fruit and vegetable consumption, nutritional knowledge and beliefs in mothers and children.
- Authors: Gibson EL, Wardle J, Watts CJ
- Issue date: 1998 Oct
- Correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption among 11-year-old Belgian-Flemish and Dutch schoolchildren.
- Authors: Wind M, de Bourdeaudhuij I, te Velde SJ, Sandvik C, Due P, Klepp KI, Brug J
- Issue date: 2006 Jul-Aug
- Cooking together: The IKEA effect on family vegetable intake.
- Authors: Radtke T, Liszewska N, Horodyska K, Boberska M, Schenkel K, Luszczynska A
- Issue date: 2019 Nov
- Personal, social and environmental predictors of daily fruit and vegetable intake in 11-year-old children in nine European countries.
- Authors: De Bourdeaudhuij I, te Velde S, Brug J, Due P, Wind M, Sandvik C, Maes L, Wolf A, Perez Rodrigo C, Yngve A, Thorsdottir I, Rasmussen M, Elmadfa I, Franchini B, Klepp KI
- Issue date: 2008 Jul