Low fruit and vegetable consumption is associated with low knowledge of the details of the 5-a-day fruit and vegetable message in the UK: findings from two cross-sectional questionnaire studies

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Authors: Appleton, K.M., Krumplevska, K., Smith, E., Rooney, C., McKinley, M.C. and Woodside, J.V.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29333/

Journal: J Hum Nutr Diet

Volume: 31

Issue: 1

Pages: 121-130

eISSN: 1365-277X

DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12487

BACKGROUND: This project aimed to understand the details of the 5-a-day fruit and vegetable (FV) message (which foods are included, portion sizes, the need for variety, reasons for consumption) least known by UK consumers, and most associated with low FV consumption. METHODS: Study 1 assessed FV consumption, knowledge of the details of the message, and relationships between these, using a short questionnaire administered face-to-face to an opportunity sample of one large UK city. Study 2 assessed the same variables using a comprehensive postal questionnaire administered across the UK to a representative population sample. RESULTS: Five hundred and seven respondents completed Study 1 and 247 respondents completed Study 2. The majority of individuals in both studies were aware of the 5-a-day message and could recount this correctly. In both studies, however, knowledge of the details of the message was low, and lower knowledge was associated with lower FV consumption. Respondents had lowest knowledge of the details of the message related to portion sizes and the need for variety. However, FV consumption was not independently associated with knowledge of any one aspect of the message. CONCLUSIONS: These findings suggest that, although most of the UK population sampled were aware of the 5-a-day FV message and could recount this correctly, details of the 5-a-day FV message were not well known, and that FV consumption was related to this knowledge. These findings suggest that strategies to increase FV consumption will benefit from increasing UK consumers' knowledge of the details of the 5-a-day FV message.

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Authors: Appleton, K.M., Krumplevska, K., Smith, E., Rooney, C., McKinley, M.C. and Woodside, J.V.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29333/

Journal: Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Volume: 31

Issue: 1

Pages: 121-130

eISSN: 1365-277X

ISSN: 0952-3871

DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12487

© 2017 The British Dietetic Association Ltd. Background: This project aimed to understand the details of the 5-a-day fruit and vegetable (FV) message (which foods are included, portion sizes, the need for variety, reasons for consumption) least known by UK consumers, and most associated with low FV consumption. Methods: Study 1 assessed FV consumption, knowledge of the details of the message, and relationships between these, using a short questionnaire administered face-to-face to an opportunity sample of one large UK city. Study 2 assessed the same variables using a comprehensive postal questionnaire administered across the UK to a representative population sample. Results: Five hundred and seven respondents completed Study 1 and 247 respondents completed Study 2. The majority of individuals in both studies were aware of the 5-a-day message and could recount this correctly. In both studies, however, knowledge of the details of the message was low, and lower knowledge was associated with lower FV consumption. Respondents had lowest knowledge of the details of the message related to portion sizes and the need for variety. However, FV consumption was not independently associated with knowledge of any one aspect of the message. Conclusions: These findings suggest that, although most of the UK population sampled were aware of the 5-a-day FV message and could recount this correctly, details of the 5-a-day FV message were not well known, and that FV consumption was related to this knowledge. These findings suggest that strategies to increase FV consumption will benefit from increasing UK consumers’ knowledge of the details of the 5-a-day FV message.

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Authors: Appleton, K.M., Krumplevska, K., Smith, E., Rooney, C., McKinley, M.C. and Woodside, J.V.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29333/

Journal: JOURNAL OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

Volume: 31

Issue: 1

Pages: 121-130

eISSN: 1365-277X

ISSN: 0952-3871

DOI: 10.1111/jhn.12487

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