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Food safety is a key determinant of fruit and vegetable consumption in urban Beninese adolescents

Houefa Eunice Sorel Nago, Roosmarijn Verstraeten UGent, Carl Lachat UGent, Romain A Dossa and Patrick Kolsteren UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR. 44(6). p.548-555
abstract
Objective: To identify the determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption in urban Beninese adolescents and elements to develop a school-based fruit and vegetable program. Design: Sixteen focus groups conducted using a keyword guide. Setting: Two private and two public secondary schools in Cotonou, Benin. Participants: One hundred and fifty-three students aged thirteen to nineteen years, 54% girls. Analysis: The focus groups were audio-taped, transcribed and analyzed using Nvivo 8 software. Three a priori categories from the Social Cognitive Theory were used for the coding: socio-environmental, personal and behavioral factors. Additionally, the data were checked to see whether new categories should be created. Results: Major determinants in the school were availability and accessibility of fruits and vegetables, nutrition education and the competition of unhealthy foods. Food safety emerged as a strong barrier to the adolescents’ fruit and vegetable consumption, outside home and particularly at school. Conclusions and Implications: Except for food safety, the determinants of fruit and vegetable intake in Beninese adolescents were similar to those in high-income countries. The food safety of fruits and vegetables outside home is a key issue to be studied in-depth and integrated in any intervention in Benin and potentially other low- and middle-income countries.
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published
subject
keyword
Fruit, vegetables, adolescent, Benin, determinants, FREE-SCHOOL FRUIT, HEALTH, INTERVENTIONS, METAANALYSIS, TRANSITION, ADULTHOOD, COUNTRIES, OBESITY, INCOME, RISK
journal title
JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR
J. Nutr. Educ. Behav.
volume
44
issue
6
pages
548 - 555
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000314053500012
JCR category
EDUCATION, SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES
JCR impact factor
1.549 (2012)
JCR rank
7/34 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
1499-4046
DOI
10.1016/j.jneb.2011.06.006
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1985078
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1985078
date created
2012-01-12 16:27:50
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2016-12-19 15:45:06
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  abstract     = {Objective: To identify the determinants of fruit and vegetable consumption in urban Beninese adolescents and elements to develop a school-based fruit and vegetable program.
Design: Sixteen focus groups conducted using a keyword guide.
Setting: Two private and two public secondary schools in Cotonou, Benin.
Participants: One hundred and fifty-three students aged thirteen to nineteen years, 54\% girls.
Analysis: The focus groups were audio-taped, transcribed and analyzed using Nvivo 8 software. Three a priori categories from the Social Cognitive Theory were used for the coding: socio-environmental, personal and behavioral factors. Additionally, the data were checked to see whether new categories should be created.
Results: Major determinants in the school were availability and accessibility of fruits and vegetables, nutrition education and the competition of unhealthy foods. Food safety emerged as a strong barrier to the adolescents{\textquoteright} fruit and vegetable consumption, outside home and particularly at school.
Conclusions and Implications: Except for food safety, the determinants of fruit and vegetable intake in Beninese adolescents were similar to those in high-income countries. The food safety of fruits and vegetables outside home is a key issue to be studied in-depth and integrated in any intervention in Benin and potentially other low- and middle-income countries.},
  author       = {Nago, Houefa Eunice Sorel and Verstraeten, Roosmarijn and Lachat, Carl and Dossa, Romain A and Kolsteren, Patrick},
  issn         = {1499-4046},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR},
  keyword      = {Fruit,vegetables,adolescent,Benin,determinants,FREE-SCHOOL FRUIT,HEALTH,INTERVENTIONS,METAANALYSIS,TRANSITION,ADULTHOOD,COUNTRIES,OBESITY,INCOME,RISK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {548--555},
  title        = {Food safety is a key determinant of fruit and vegetable consumption in urban Beninese adolescents},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2011.06.006},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2012},
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Chicago
Nago, Houefa Eunice Sorel, Roosmarijn Verstraeten, Carl Lachat, Romain A Dossa, and Patrick Kolsteren. 2012. “Food Safety Is a Key Determinant of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Urban Beninese Adolescents.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 44 (6): 548–555.
APA
Nago, H. E. S., Verstraeten, R., Lachat, C., Dossa, R. A., & Kolsteren, P. (2012). Food safety is a key determinant of fruit and vegetable consumption in urban Beninese adolescents. JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR, 44(6), 548–555.
Vancouver
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Nago HES, Verstraeten R, Lachat C, Dossa RA, Kolsteren P. Food safety is a key determinant of fruit and vegetable consumption in urban Beninese adolescents. JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR. 2012;44(6):548–55.
MLA
Nago, Houefa Eunice Sorel, Roosmarijn Verstraeten, Carl Lachat, et al. “Food Safety Is a Key Determinant of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Urban Beninese Adolescents.” JOURNAL OF NUTRITION EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR 44.6 (2012): 548–555. Print.