Increasing parental provision and children's consumption of lunchbox fruit and vegetables in Ireland: the Food Dudes intervention

@article{Horne2009IncreasingPP,
  title={Increasing parental provision and children's consumption of lunchbox fruit and vegetables in Ireland: the Food Dudes intervention},
  author={Pauline Jean Horne and Charlotte A. Hardman and Christopher F Lowe and Katy Tapper and Joanna Le Noury and Peter Madden and Pradip Patel and Maryellen Doody},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={63},
  pages={613-618}
}
Background/Objectives:Previous research in the United Kingdom, where there is a school canteen system, has shown that the Food Dudes intervention substantially increases children's fruit and vegetable consumption. The current study evaluated its effectiveness in Ireland where school meals are not provided and children bring food to school in lunchboxes.Subjects/Methods:Participants were 4- to 11-year-old children attending two primary schools; the schools were randomly assigned to experimental… CONTINUE READING

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