Awareness of the Fruits and Veggies-More Matters campaign, knowledge of the fruit and vegetable recommendation, and fruit and vegetable intake of adults in the 2007 Food Attitudes and Behaviors (FAB) Survey

Temitope O. Erinosho, Richard P. Moser, April Y. Oh, Linda C. Nebeling, Amy L. Yaroch

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Abstract

Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is recommended to reduce chronic disease risk. Few studies have examined awareness of the current fruit and vegetable campaign in the United States, Fruits and Veggies-More Matters. This study assessed awareness of the Fruits and Veggies-More Matters campaign and knowledge of the 7-13 serving recommendation for fruit and vegetable consumption among adults, and determined whether these were associated with fruit and vegetable intake. Cross-sectional data from 3021 adults in the United States' National Cancer Institute's 2007 Food Attitudes and Behaviors Survey were analyzed. Few participants were aware of the Fruits and Veggies-More Matters campaign (2%) and the 7-13 recommendation (6%) for adults. More participants were aware of the former 5 A Day campaign (29%) and recommendation (30%). Thirty-nine percent reported consuming ≥5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Participants were more likely to consume ≥5 servings of fruits and vegetables/day if they were aware of the 5 A Day/Fruits and Veggies-More Matters campaign, and reported that the recommendation for adults was ≥5 servings/day. Findings suggest the need to increase awareness of the Fruits and Veggies-More Matters campaign, and the 7-13 recommendation among adults to support high fruit and vegetable intake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-160
Number of pages6
JournalAppetite
Volume59
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

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Keywords

  • 5 A Day for Better Health
  • Fruit and vegetable intake
  • Fruit and vegetable recommendation
  • Fruits and Veggies-More Matters
  • Nutrition knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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