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Maternal influences on fruit and vegetable consumption of schoolchildren: case study in Hong Kong.
Matern Child Nutr. 2010 Apr; 6(2):190-8.MC

Abstract

This study investigated whether the consumption of fruit and vegetable by Chinese primary students in Hong Kong is associated with their mother's (1) nutrition knowledge on fruit and vegetables; (2) attitude towards healthy eating; and (3) fruit and vegetable consumption. Fourth- and fifth-grade students from 10 primary schools located in different districts, along with their mothers, were invited to each fill-in a questionnaire related to their diet intake. Accomplished questionnaires were matched and analysed. There were 1779 mother-child pairs who were successfully matched. Chi-square analysis revealed that students' fruit consumption is associated with their mother's (1) knowledge on fruit and vegetables (P = 0.006); (2) attitude towards healthy eating (P = 0.010); and (3) fruit consumption (P < 0.001). Students' vegetable consumption exhibited the same association with their mother's (1) knowledge (P < 0.001), (2) attitude towards healthy eating (P = 0.005), and (3) vegetable consumption (P < 0.001). Logistic regression showed that knowledge, attitude and dietary practice of mothers were independent factors associated with the consumption of fruit and vegetables by students and are not influenced by the level of education and household income. The results highlight the important role of parents in promoting fruit and vegetable consumption to primary students. It reaffirmed the importance of parent nutrition education in the formulation of a comprehensive health promotion strategy to school-aged children.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong. yungtony@cuhk.edu.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20624214

Citation

Yung, Tony K C., et al. "Maternal Influences On Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Schoolchildren: Case Study in Hong Kong." Maternal & Child Nutrition, vol. 6, no. 2, 2010, pp. 190-8.
Yung TK, Lee A, Ho MM, et al. Maternal influences on fruit and vegetable consumption of schoolchildren: case study in Hong Kong. Matern Child Nutr. 2010;6(2):190-8.
Yung, T. K., Lee, A., Ho, M. M., Keung, V. M., & Lee, J. C. (2010). Maternal influences on fruit and vegetable consumption of schoolchildren: case study in Hong Kong. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 6(2), 190-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00198.x
Yung TK, et al. Maternal Influences On Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Schoolchildren: Case Study in Hong Kong. Matern Child Nutr. 2010;6(2):190-8. PubMed PMID: 20624214.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Maternal influences on fruit and vegetable consumption of schoolchildren: case study in Hong Kong. AU - Yung,Tony K C, AU - Lee,Albert, AU - Ho,Mandy M, AU - Keung,Vera M W, AU - Lee,Jackie C K, PY - 2010/7/14/entrez PY - 2010/7/14/pubmed PY - 2010/10/15/medline SP - 190 EP - 8 JF - Maternal & child nutrition JO - Matern Child Nutr VL - 6 IS - 2 N2 - This study investigated whether the consumption of fruit and vegetable by Chinese primary students in Hong Kong is associated with their mother's (1) nutrition knowledge on fruit and vegetables; (2) attitude towards healthy eating; and (3) fruit and vegetable consumption. Fourth- and fifth-grade students from 10 primary schools located in different districts, along with their mothers, were invited to each fill-in a questionnaire related to their diet intake. Accomplished questionnaires were matched and analysed. There were 1779 mother-child pairs who were successfully matched. Chi-square analysis revealed that students' fruit consumption is associated with their mother's (1) knowledge on fruit and vegetables (P = 0.006); (2) attitude towards healthy eating (P = 0.010); and (3) fruit consumption (P < 0.001). Students' vegetable consumption exhibited the same association with their mother's (1) knowledge (P < 0.001), (2) attitude towards healthy eating (P = 0.005), and (3) vegetable consumption (P < 0.001). Logistic regression showed that knowledge, attitude and dietary practice of mothers were independent factors associated with the consumption of fruit and vegetables by students and are not influenced by the level of education and household income. The results highlight the important role of parents in promoting fruit and vegetable consumption to primary students. It reaffirmed the importance of parent nutrition education in the formulation of a comprehensive health promotion strategy to school-aged children. SN - 1740-8709 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20624214/Maternal_influences_on_fruit_and_vegetable_consumption_of_schoolchildren:_case_study_in_Hong_Kong_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8709.2009.00198.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -