Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Nutr Educ Behav. 2008 Mar-Apr;40(2):94-101. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2006.12.003.

Fruit and vegetable intake among urban community gardeners.

Author information

  • 1Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA. alaimo@msu.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine the association between household participation in a community garden and fruit and vegetable consumption among urban adults.

DESIGN:

Data were analyzed from a cross-sectional random phone survey conducted in 2003. A quota sampling strategy was used to ensure that all census tracts within the city were represented.

SETTING:

Flint, Michigan.

PARTICIPANTS:

766 adults.

VARIABLES MEASURED:

Fruit and vegetable intake was measured using questionnaire items from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Household participation in a community garden was assessed by asking the respondent if he or she, or any member of the household, had participated in a community garden project in the last year.

ANALYSIS:

Generalized linear models and logistic regression models assessed the association between household participation in a community garden and fruit and vegetable intake, controlling for demographic, neighborhood participation, and health variables.

RESULTS:

Adults with a household member who participated in a community garden consumed fruits and vegetables 1.4 more times per day than those who did not participate, and they were 3.5 times more likely to consume fruits and vegetables at least 5 times daily.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS:

Household participation in a community garden may improve fruit and vegetable intake among urban adults.

PMID:
18314085
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk