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US per capita fruit and vegetable consumption is below the level recommended for better health. The paper examines how health information linking diet and health, as measured by a health information index has affected fruit and vegetable consumption. Results indicate that health information has a significant impact on the consumption of grapes, bananas and citrus as well as in carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers. This suggests that raising public awareness about specific health benefits of eating fruits and vegetables can be an effective strategy to increase consumption.

Subject(s): Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety

Issue Date: 2000

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/21742

Total Pages: 15

Series Statement: Selected Paper

Record appears in: American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) > 2000 Annual meeting, July 30-August 2, Tampa, FL





Author: Padilla, Luis ; Acharya, Ram N.

Source: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/21742?ln=en







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