Stages of behaviour change and nutritional status regarding fruit and vegetable consumption among schoolchildren from Colombia: The fuprecol study
AuthorThiriat, Rocío Cruz
Correa Bautista, Jorge Enrique
This article describes the relationship between stages of behavioural change regarding fruit and vegetable consumption with nutritional status among 1,922 schoolchildren (54.3% girls) from Bogotá, Colombia. A self-administered questionnaire called Behavioural Lifestyle Changes (FUPRECOL) was applied. BMI was used to categorize nutritional status. We found that 46.6% of girls and 45.4% of boys reported compliance with the daily recommendation for fruits, while 39.0% of girls and 40.4% of boys reported compliance with the daily recommendation for vegetables (p less than 0.05). Overall, overweight/obese schoolchildren showed higher frequency of not meeting the minimum recommended number of daily fruits/vegetables (precontemplation + contemplation stage) than normal weight children. Binary logistic regression showed that being a girl was associated with compliance with the minimum recommendation for fruit and vegetables (OR 1.54: 1.22-1.93, 95%CI; and OR 1.48; 1.19-1.84, 95%CI), respectively. In conclusion, around 2/3 of the participants intend or comply to consume the recommended quantities of fruit and vegetables. © 2017, Sociedad Chilena de Nutricion Bromatologia y Toxilogica. All rights reserved.
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