Psychosocial Predictors of Increases in Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

R.P. Bogers, P.T. van Assema*, J. Brug, A.D.M. Kester, P.C. Dagnelie

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-145
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


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