Understanding barriers and facilitators of fruit and vegetable consumption among a diverse multi-ethnic population in the USA.

  title={Understanding barriers and facilitators of fruit and vegetable consumption among a diverse multi-ethnic population in the USA.},
  author={M. Yeh and S. Ickes and L. Lowenstein and K. Shuval and A. Ammerman and R. Farris and D. Katz},
  journal={Health promotion international},
  volume={23 1},
A diet high in fruits and vegetables (F&V) has been associated with a decreased risk of certain cancers, reduced morbidity and mortality from heart disease, and enhanced weight management. Yet to date, most of the US population does not consume the recommended amount of F&V despite numerous interventions and government guidelines to promote consumption. Research has found various impediments to F&V consumption, such as high costs, an obesogenic environment and low socio-economic status. However… Expand
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