Socioenvironmental influences on children's fruit, juice and vegetable consumption as reported by parents: reliability and validity of measures

@article{WeberCullen2000SocioenvironmentalIO,
  title={Socioenvironmental influences on children's fruit, juice and vegetable consumption as reported by parents: reliability and validity of measures},
  author={Karen Weber Cullen and Tom Baranowski and Latroy Rittenberry and C Cosart and Emiel Owens and David Hebert and Carl de Moor},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  year={2000},
  volume={3},
  pages={345 - 356}
}
Abstract Objective To pilot test theory-based questionnaires to measure socioenvironmental influences on children's fruit, juice and vegetable (FJV) consumption as reported by parents. Design Cross-sectional. Setting Parents of fourth to sixth grade students completed socioenvironmental questionnaires. The students completed food records (FRs) for 2 days in the classroom. Subjects Interviews were completed by 109 parents (17% African-American, 32% Hispanic-American and 51 Euro-American… 

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