Fruit and vegetable intake of primary school children: A study of school meals

Dominic UPTON, Penney Upton, Charlotte Taylor

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Despite an increasing focus on the nutritional content of school meals and initiatives such as the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, children are not meeting the recommended levels of fruit and vegetable consumption. The present study aimed to examine children's fruit and vegetable consumption in 15 primary schools across the West Midlands region. Methods: A total of 1296 children, aged 4-11years, were observed for five consecutive days and the consumption of all food items was measured using the weighed intake method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-562
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


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