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Eating veggies is fun! An implementation pilot study in partnership with a YMCA in South Los Angeles

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posted by Research Admin on 2018-11-05 21:10:37.383

The authors undertook a pilot study to assess the feasibility of implementing an evidence-based intervention to promote liking of initially disliked vegetables among children enrolled in a YMCA summer camp.

Fifty children aged from 7 to 12 years were invited to taste 5 initially disliked vegetables daily for 10 days. They rated how much they liked vegetables on a 5-point scale. The average liking increased over time for the 5 targeted vegetables but not for the other nontargeted vegetables.

The authors state that "this pilot study suggests that repeated vegetable tasting opportunities offered by community programs may be a practical strategy for introducing low-income, young children to new or initially disliked vegetables."

This article can be read in free full text at: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd15.180150

Maxwell, A.E., et al. (2018). Eating veggies is fun! An implementation pilot study in partnership with a YMCA in South Los Angeles. Preventing Chronic Disease, 15:180150.