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HBSC data findings used to pilot new Danish fruit intake trial study

An intervention to target fruit and vegetable intake has been piloted in Denmark.  The trial builds upon HBSC evidence which shows many adolescents, including Denmark, do not meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendations for daily fruit intake. HBSC data also demonstrates that the proportions of eating fruit daily declines as young people move from primary to secondary school. Secondary school may involve new habits and influences for adolescents as they sometimes change school environments, and may exercise more autonomy over their own food choice. Hence this trial intervention targets 13 year olds.  A follow up survey will be conducted in Spring/Summer 2012, and will provide insights into effective strategies to increase fruit and vegetable intake among young people.

 

The Boost study: Design of school – and community- based randomised trial to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among teenagers

DOI:10.1186/1471-2458-12-191

see here for further details
contact: Ms Cara Zanotti

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[25-04-2012 to 26-06-2012]

 


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