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Health Educ Behav. 2015 Aug;42(4):487-92. doi: 10.1177/1090198114561514. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Impact of Fruit Smoothies on Adolescent Fruit Consumption at School.

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1
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA.
2
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA joseph_price@byu.edu.

Abstract

We examine the impact of serving fruit smoothies during school breakfast on fruit consumption among middle school and high school students. We draw on observational plate-waste data over a 10-week period during which fruit smoothies were introduced for breakfast at two Utah schools. Our total sample includes 2,760 student-day observations. We find that the fraction of students eating a full serving of whole fruit increased from 4.3% to 45.1%. As such, school districts should consider offering fruit smoothies as part of a set of interventions designed to increase fruit consumption at school.

KEYWORDS:

breakfast; fruit; school nutrition

PMID:
25588935
DOI:
10.1177/1090198114561514
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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