Promoting consumption of fruit in elementary school cafeterias. The effects of slicing apples and oranges

Mark Swanson, Adam Branscum, Peace Julie Nakayima

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Abstract

We examined how slicing apples and oranges affected elementary students' selection and consumption of fruit. Slicing increased the percentage of children selecting and consuming oranges, while a similar effect was not found for apples. The impact of slicing fruit was greatest among younger students. These findings suggest that school cafeterias can increase accessibility and consumption of foods through simple, inexpensive food preparation techniques, with the impact of such measures varying by foods and student characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-267
Number of pages4
JournalAppetite
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Children
  • Fruit
  • School lunch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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