Evaluation of a Fruit and Vegetable Distribution Program -- Mississippi, 2004-05 School Year

September 2006
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;9/8/2006, Vol. 55 Issue 35, p957
The article summarizes the findings of an evaluation of a fruit and vegetable distribution program during the 2004-2005 school year in Mississippi. The goals of the program are mentioned. The pilot program consisted of a 24-hour dietary recall interview and a survey that assessed changes in the variety of fruit and vegetables ever eaten by students and their attitudes toward fruits and vegetables. The indications and limitations of the program findings are discussed.


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