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Associations between mothers’ perceptions of the cost of fruit and vegetables and children’s diets : Will children pay the price?

Williams, L., Abbott, G., Crawford, D. and Ball, K. 2012, Associations between mothers’ perceptions of the cost of fruit and vegetables and children’s diets : Will children pay the price?, European journal of clinical nutrition, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 276-278.

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Title Associations between mothers’ perceptions of the cost of fruit and vegetables and children’s diets : Will children pay the price?
Author(s) Williams, L.
Abbott, G.
Crawford, D.
Ball, K.
Journal name European journal of clinical nutrition
Volume number 66
Issue number 2
Start page 276
End page 278
Total pages 3
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012-02
ISSN 0954-3007
Keyword(s) perceived cost of healthy food
healthy eating
socio-economic inequalities in nutrition
Summary Background/Objectives:
Perceptions that fruit and vegetables are expensive are more common among the socio-economically disadvantaged groups and are linked to poor dietary outcomes. Such perceptions may be exacerbated in countries recently affected by natural disasters, where devastation of fruit and vegetable crops has resulted in increase in prices of fruit and vegetables. Examining the associations of perceptions of fruit and vegetable affordability and children's diets can offer insights into how the high prices of fruit and vegetables might have an impact on the diets of children.
Subjects/Methods:
We analysed the data from 546 socio-economically disadvantaged mother–child pairs to assess the relationship between maternal perceptions of fruit and vegetable affordability and the diets of their children.
Results:
Fruit consumption was lower among children whose mothers felt the cost of fruit was too high. Maternal perceptions of fruit and vegetable affordability were not associated with any other aspect of child's diet.
Conclusions:
Our results suggest a possible role for maternal perceptions of fruit affordability in children's diet, though further research is warranted.
Language eng
Field of Research 111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Nature Publishing Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30046192

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