Objectives: To examine psychosocial predictors of changes in fruit and vegetable consumption. Methods: Baseline psychosocial variables were used to explain differences in changes in consumption in 83 healthy women with children after they received free fruit and vegetables for one month. Results: One-month changes in fruit consumption (mean 144; SE 16 g/day) were positively associated with perceived costs and perceived health benefits for the children, and negatively associated with perceived behavioral control. Changes in vegetable consumption (68 (11) g/day) were positively related with the intention to eat at least 200 g of vegetables and taste preferences of the children. Conclusions: Fruit and vegetable consumption may be encouraged by influencing the above variables.
Bogers, R. P., van Assema, P. T., Brug, J., Kester, A. D. M., & Dagnelie, P. C. (2007). Psychosocial Predictors of Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. American Journal of Health Behavior, 31(2), 135-145. https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.31.2.3