What is it about?
It is known that the consumption of fruits and vegetables in children is declining despite wide-spread national and international policy attempts to increase consumption. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the experiences of children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables so as to facilitate better health education targeting.
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Why is it important?
The results show that children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables is dependent on balancing risk and reward. Children know and understand the importance of eating fruits and vegetables; however, the perceived risks are typically the prevailing determinant of consumption.
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This page is a summary of: The experiences of New Zealand-based children in consuming fruits and vegetables, Health Education, April 2017, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/he-08-2016-0032.
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