Increasing fruit and vegetable intake in low-income minority children: African American mothers as experts on effective strategies and barriers to FV.

  title={Increasing fruit and vegetable intake in low-income minority children: African American mothers as experts on effective strategies and barriers to FV.},
  author={Lenka H. Shriver and Cheryl Buehler and Shakiera T Causey and Lauren Porter},
Objective: Eating habits and taste preferences begin to develop early in life, yet little is known about self-efficacy and struggles related to promoting FV among young children directly from the maternal perspective. Poor diet quality, including low FV consumption, is associated with race/ ethnicity- and income-based health disparities in the U.S., with low-income African Americans reporting the lowest intakes. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore parenting strategies that are… 
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