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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF FRUIT, JUICE, AND VEGETABLE RECIPE PREPARATION GOAL ATTAINMENT ON CONSUMPTION AMONG 4TH GRADE YOUTH)

Author
item Cullen, Karen
item Baranowski, Janice
item Watson, Kathy
item Zakeri, Issa

Submitted to: Journal Of The American Dietetic Association
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/1/2003
Publication Date: 9/1/2003
Citation: Cullen, K., Baranowski, J., Watson, K., Zakeri, I. 2003. Differential effects of fruit, juice, and vegetable recipe preparation goal attainment on consumption among 4th grade youth. Journal Of The American Dietetic Association. 103(9 Suppl 1):A-75.

Interpretive Summary: Not required for an abstract.

Technical Abstract: Little research has examined the relationship between goal attainment and dietary behavior change. Fourth grade students [n=671;18% White, 43% African-American, 31% Hispanic, and 8% Other; 48% boys; 66% low income (>50% free/reduced lunch)] participated in an evaluation of Squire's Quest! (SQ!), a 10-session interactive multimedia computer game designed to increase F, J, & V consumption. SQ! included setting 3 FJ and 3 V home recipe preparation goals. Students completed 4 24-hour dietary recalls pre and post intervention. Students achieved a 1.0 serving increase in daily FJV consumption and attained 61% of the FJ and 59% of the V recipe goals. Regression analyses revealed that post FJ consumption was significantly increased for students with high baseline FJ consumption who attained 2-3 FJ recipe preparation goals, and those with the mean or highest change in self-efficacy who attained 1 FJ recipe preparation goal. Post vegetable consumption was not related to V recipe preparation goal attainment. These results suggest that goal setting may differentially contribute to FJ or V behavior change for children, and tailoring to other variables may be needed. Supported by NCI grant #CA75614.

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