Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Fruit and vegetable intake among Latina mothers and their children in relation to maternal self-efficacy and intention
by Beaudoin, Jessica C., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 86; 1527304
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between Latino caregivers' confidence, intentions, and fruit and vegetable intake with their children's fruit and vegetable intake. Data used were collected as part of a larger, culturally appropriate community-based nutrition education intervention for Latino caregivers of young children ages 2 to 8 years old in Long Beach and Paramount, California; only pre-intervention data were used.

A strong, positive relationship between caregivers' and children's fruit and vegetable intake was observed (r =. 701;p < .000</italic>). There was no significant relationship between child fruit and vegetable intake and caregiver confidence or intention to convince their children to consume at least one more serving of fruits and vegetables to their children. More research is needed to understand how caregivers' characteristics impact their children's fruit and vegetable intake among Latino families.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Frank, Gail C.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Latin American Studies, Nutrition, Health education
Publication Number: 1527304
ISBN: 978-1-303-76579-7
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