Positive effect of a targeted intervention to improve access and availability of fruit and vegetables in an area of deprivation

Jennings, Amy, Cassidy, Aedín, Winters, Tim, Barnes, Sarah, Lipp, Alistair, Holland, Richard and Welch, Ailsa (2012) Positive effect of a targeted intervention to improve access and availability of fruit and vegetables in an area of deprivation. Health and Place, 18 (5). 1074–1078. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

Increasing fruit and vegetable intake has the potential to prevent chronic disease risk but substantial inequalities in intake exist between advantaged and disadvantaged communities. Access and availability of fruit and vegetables have been shown to be important determinants of intake. The current study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a Mobile Food Store intervention to improve access to fruit and vegetables by making cost-price produce available to targeted communities. Postcode mapping identified communities with low fruit and vegetable intake and high chronic disease risk. The Mobile Food Store travelled to these communities each week. Evaluation of self-reported fruit and vegetable intake was collected by validated questionnaire for 255 users (62% response rate). Store use resulted in a significant increase in intake (1.2 portions per day, 95%CI 0.83-1.48; p

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,adult,aged,female,fruit,health promotion,humans,male,middle aged,poverty areas,self report,vegetables,young adult
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Users 2731 not found.
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2012 21:43
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 13:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37035
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.05.001

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