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TitleThe impact of an intervention taught by trained teachers on childhood fruit and vegetable intake: a randomized trial
Author(s)Rosário, Rafaela
Araújo, Ana
Oliveira, Bruno
Padrão, Patrícia
Lopes, Óscar
Teixeira, Vítor
Moreira, André
Barros, Renata
Pereira, Beatriz Oliveira
Moreira, Pedro
KeywordsFruit
Vegetables
Intervention
Teachers
Issue dateFeb-2012
PublisherHindawi Publishing Corporation
JournalJournal of Obesity
Abstract(s)Our study aimed to assess the impact of a six-months nutrition program, taught by trained teachers, on fruit and vegetable consumption among children in grades 1 to 4. Four hundred and sixty-four children (239 female), 6 to 12 years old, from seven elementary schools were assigned to this randomized trial. Teachers were trained by researchers over six months, according to the following topics: nutrition, healthy eating, and strategies to increase physical activity. After each session, teachers were encouraged to develop activities in the classroom on the topics learned. Children's sociodemographic, anthropometric, dietary, and physical activity data were assessed at baseline and at the end of the intervention. The effect sizes ranged between small (Cohen's d = 0.12 on "other vegetables") to medium (0.56 on "fruit and vegetable"), and intervened children reported a significantly higher consumption of vegetables and fruit. Interventions involving trained teachers offer promise to increase consumption of fruit and vegetable in children.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/19543
DOI10.1155/2012/342138
ISSN2090-0708
2090-0716
Publisher versionhttp://www.hindawi.com/journals/jobes/
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
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CIPsi - Artigos (Papers)
ESE-CIE - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais / Papers in International Journals

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