Perry CL, Bishop DB, Taylor G, Murray DM, Warren Mays R, Dudovitz BS, Smyth M, Story M. (1998). Changing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption among Children: The 5-a-Day Power Plus Program in St. Paul, Minnesota. American Journal of Public Health, 88(4), 603-609.
5-a-Day Power Plus
|Program Title||5-a-Day Power Plus|
|Purpose||School-based program designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption. (1998)|
|Program Focus||Behavior Modification|
|Population Focus||School Children|
|Age||Children (0-10 years)|
|Race/Ethnicity||American Indian, Asian, Black, not of Hispanic or Latino origin, Hispanic or Latino, White, not of Hispanic or Latino origin|
|Funded by||NCI (Grant number(s): CA59805)|
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Twenty low-income, ethnically diverse, inner city elementary schools in St. Paul, Minnesota were matched and then randomly assigned to either the 5-a-Day Power Plus program or to a control group. Fourth-and fifth-grade students in the treatment group received an 8-week curriculum which included sixteen 40- to 45-minute classroom sessions. Parental involvement, food service, and industry components supported and reinforced the classroom intervention. The school curricula included skill building and problem solving activities, snack preparation, and taste testing; the family component involved information/activity packets (4th grade) and snack packs (5th grade) to prepare at home; the food service intervention included point-of-purchase promotion of fruits and vegetables, enhancement of the attractiveness of fruits and vegetables, increasing the variety and choice of fruits and vegetables in the cafeteria, and providing additional fruit and vegetable options on days when baked desserts are served; the final component, industry support, involved the recruitment of local food industries to donate food, educational materials and presentations to the intervention program.
- Based on lunchroom observations, intervention students consumed more combined fruits and vegetables (.47 servings) and fruit (.30 servings) at lunch than control students. Intervention girls also increased lunchtime consumption of vegetables compared to control girls.
- Based on 24-hour recall, intervention students consumed more fruits daily and consumed less fat than control students.
- Based on self-report, intervention students perceived more teacher support for eating fruits and vegetables, had greater perceived need to eat fruits and vegetables, more often reported requesting fruits and vegetables, and consumed more daily servings of fruits and vegetables than students in the control group.
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Story M, Warren Mays R, Bishop DB, Perry CL, Taylor G, Smyth M, Gray C. (2000). 5-a-Day Power Plus: Process Evaluation of a Multicomponent Elementary School Program to Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption. Health Education & Behavior, 27(2), 187-200.
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Eldridge AL, Smith-Warner SA, Lytle LA, Murray DM. (1998). Comparison of 3 Methods for Counting Fruits and Vegetables for Fourth-Grade Students in the Minnesota 5-a-Day Power Plus Program. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 98(7), 777-782.
Havas S, Heimendinger J, Reynolds K, Baranowski T, Nicklas TA, Bishop D, Buller D, Sorensen G, Beresford SA, Cowan A, Damron D. (1994). 5 A Day for Better Health: A New Research Initiative. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 94(1), 32-36.
Thompson B, Demark-Waiinefried W, Taylor G, McClelland JW, Stables G, Havas S, Feng Z, Topor M, Heimendinger J, Reynolds KD, Cohen N. (1999). Baseline Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Adults in Seven 5 A Day Study Centers Located in Diverse Geographic Areas. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 99(10), 1241-1248.
Lytle LA, Murray DM, Perry CL, Eldridge AL. (1998). Validating Fourth-Grade Students' Self Report of Dietary Intake: Results from the 5 A Day Power Plus Program. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 98(5), 570-572.
Gray C, Lytle LA, Mays R, Taylor G, Perry C, Story M. (2002). Foods on Students' Trays when They Leave the Cafeteria Line as a Proxy for Foods Eaten at Lunch in a School-Based Study. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 102(3), 407-409.
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