Rural Versus Urban Texas WIC Participants’ Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
By Ettienne-Gittens R, McKyer E, Odum M, Diep C, Li Y, Girimaji A, Murano P
Objective: To explore fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption among urban and rural Black Texas WIC participants.
Methods: The study included 673 WIC mothers and their 351 children from the TEXFAN study. T-tests, Pearson chi-squared test, and regressions were performed.
Results: Among children, differences were found for fruit consumption but not vegetable. Urban children were offered and consumed a greater variety of F&V. Mothers’ F&V intake was related to age, pregnancy status, and breastfeeding status.
Conclusions: This study provides insight into a subsection of the WIC population. Further research should be done regarding increasing the amount and variety of F&V consumed by WIC women and children.
November 17, 2017
Ettienne-Gittens R, McKyer E, Odum M, Diep C, Li Y, Girimaji A, Murano P (2013) 'Rural Versus Urban Texas WIC Participants' Fruit and Vegetable Consumption'. American Journal of Health Behavior: Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 130-141. Available online: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/png/ajhb/2013/00000037/00000001/art00015