Prevalence and Predictors of Fruit Intake Among Community College Women in the Extended Opportunity Program and Services
AbstractThis study examined fruit intake among 276 female Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) community college students. Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors associated with fruit intake were determined. The attitudes which are potential predictors of daily fruit intake were also examined. Analysis showed that 33% ate fewer than the minimum recommended two daily servings of fruit. Students reported that fruit gave them energy, taste and cost were not barriers to consumption and that it would not be difficult to increase daily fruit consumption. A linear regression analysis revealed that beliefs that eating fruit leads to good health, having a habit of eating fruit, feeling energy, and weight loss accounted for 30% of the variance in fruit intake.
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Shive, S. E., & Neyman, M. R. (2003). Prevalence and Predictors of Fruit Intake Among Community College Women in the Extended Opportunity Program and Services. Californian Journal of Health Promotion, 1(1), 91-102. https://doi.org/10.32398/cjhp.v1i1.1665