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dc.contributor.authorSomerset, Shawn
dc.contributor.authorMarkwell, Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:40:05Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:40:05Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2009-12-23T05:04:27Z
dc.identifier.issn1368-9800
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1368980008003327
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27688
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine changes in ability to identify specific vegetables and fruits, and attitudes towards vegetables and fruit, associated with the introduction of a school-based food garden. Design: A 12-month intervention trial using a historical control (control n 132, intervention n 120), class-based, self-administered questionnaires requiring one word answers and 3-point Likert scale responses. Setting: A state primary school (grades 4 to 7) in a low socio-economic area of Brisbane, Australia. Intervention: The introduction of a school-based food garden, including the funding of a teacher coordinator for 11 h/week to facilitate integration of garden activities into the curriculum. Main outcome measures: Ability to identify a series of vegetables and fruits, attitudes towards vegetables and fruit. Analysis: Frequency distributions for each item were generated and x2 analysis were used to determine statistical significance. Exploratory factor analysis was employed to detect major trends in data. Results: The intervention led to enhanced ability to identify individual vegetables and fruits, greater attention to origins of produce (garden-grown and fresh), changes to perceived consumption of vegetables and fruits, and enhanced confidence in preparing fruit and vegetable snacks, but decreased interest in trying new fruits. Conclusions: The introduction of this school-based food garden was associated with skill and attitudinal changes conducive to enhancing vegetable and fruit consumption. The ways in which such changes might impact on dietary behaviours and intake require further analysis.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=PHN
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom214
dc.relation.ispartofpageto221
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPublic Health Nutrition
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical and clinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode32
dc.titleImpact of a school-based food garden on attitudes and identification skills regarding vegetables and fruit: a 12-month intervention trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Cambridge University Press. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorSomerset, Shawn M.
gro.griffith.authorMarkwell, Katherine E.


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