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Which food-related behaviours are associated with healthier intakes of fruits and vegetables among women?

Crawford, David, Ball, Kylie, Mishra, Gita, Salmon, Jo and Timperio, Anna 2007, Which food-related behaviours are associated with healthier intakes of fruits and vegetables among women?, Public health nutrition, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 256-265.

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Title Which food-related behaviours are associated with healthier intakes of fruits and vegetables among women?
Author(s) Crawford, David
Ball, Kylie
Mishra, Gita
Salmon, Jo
Timperio, Anna
Journal name Public health nutrition
Volume number 10
Issue number 3
Start page 256
End page 265
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Wallingford, England
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 1368-9800
1475-2727
Keyword(s) behavioural strategies
meal patterns
eating patterns
intervention
Summary Objective To examine associations between shopping, food preparation, meal and eating behaviours and fruit and vegetable intake among women.
Design Cross-sectional survey.
Setting Community-based sample from metropolitan Melbourne, Australia.
Subjects A sample of 1136 women aged 18–65 years, randomly selected from the electoral roll.
Results Food-related behaviours reflecting organisation and forward-planning, as well as enjoyment of and high perceived value of meal shopping, preparation and consumption were associated with healthier intakes of fruits and vegetables. For example, women who more frequently planned meals before they went shopping, wrote a shopping list, enjoyed food shopping, planned in the morning what they will eat for dinner that night, planned what they will eat for lunch, reported they enjoy cooking, liked trying new recipes and who reported they sometimes prepare dishes ahead of time were more likely to consume two or more servings of vegetables daily. Conversely, women who frequently found cooking a chore, spent less than 15 minutes preparing dinner, decided on the night what they will eat for dinner, ate in a fast-food restaurant, ate takeaway meals from a fast-food restaurant, ate dinner and snacks while watching television and who frequently ate on the run were less likely to eat two or more servings of vegetables daily.
Conclusions
Practical strategies based on these behavioural characteristics could be trialled in interventions aimed at promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among women.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007382

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