Assessing healthful eating among community dwelling rural older adults using self-reported fruit and vegetable consumption via a community-wide mail-out health status assessment

John D. Prochaska, Joseph R. Sharkey, Marcia G. Ory, James N. Burdine

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Abstract

This project assessed fruit and vegetable intakes among rural older adults on a regional mail-out community health assessment. Over 95% of respondents answered questions regarding fruit and vegetable consumption. Rural older adults in this sample were willing to respond to questions regarding their fruit and vegetable intake; yet they were not likely to be meeting minimum recommended intakes of these foods. Including questions about dietary healthfulness on such an assessment may provide key stakeholders and policymakers a clearer understanding of their community's overall health status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-112
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Community assessment
  • Community dwelling older adults
  • Diet
  • Elderly
  • Fruit
  • Older adults
  • Rural
  • Vegetable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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