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Appetite. 2008 Mar-May;50(2-3):266-77. Epub 2007 Sep 1.

Home fruit, juice, and vegetable pantry management and availability scales: a validation.

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Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Room 2038, Houston, TX 77030-2600, USA. tbaranow@bcm.tmc.edu

Abstract

Home fruit, 100% juice, and vegetables (FJV) availability is related to increased FJV consumption by children. While FJV must be purchased for use in the home, no scales have been reported on home FJV pantry management practices. A scale for home FJV pantry management practices was generated from focus group discussions with diverse 162 food shoppers. A commonly used scale of home FJV availability was also assessed. A grocery store intercept survey recruited 171 food shoppers with children in front of supermarkets and grocery stores. Survey instruments were administered twice, separated by 6 weeks. Single dimensionality was observed for each scale. Item Response Theory parameter estimates revealed easily interpreted patterns in the sequence of items by difficulty of response. These scales are available to help better understand influences on family FJV purchase decisions.

PMID:
17959271
PMCID:
PMC2293957
DOI:
10.1016/j.appet.2007.07.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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