The CVCERD Fruit and Vegetable Research Project began in 2006 with an evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) in Wisconsin schools.
The history and implementation of the FFVP is described in more detail on the USDA and website at http://www.fns.usda.gov/ffvp, while more information regarding Wisconsin's implementation of the FFVP can befound on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website at http://fns.dpi.wi.gov/fns_ffvp.
Over time this research has expanded to explore many methods of motivating children to eat more fruit and vegetables. Thus far, surveys have been conducted in many schools across the state of Wisconsin with a particular focus on schools in the Chippewa Valley. Our focus has been on the influences of availability and accessibility as well as incentives in increasing fruit and vegetable intake among children.
Thus far we have published several peer reviewed articles and have written many reports and given many presentations. Below is a complete listing of our work on the Fruit and Vegetable Research Project.
If you have a further interest in this project, for example, access to data and publications or a more detailed analysis, please contact Professor Eric Jamelske at 715-836-3254 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In particular, please feel free to contact Dr. Jamelske if you have any ideas for future research projects related to children's fruit and vegetable consumption and/or if you would like to collaborate on a future research project with our group.
Published Articles and Working Papers
USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Creates Positive Change in Children's Consumption and Other Behaviors Related to Eating Fruit and Vegetables, Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v.36, n.2,Fall 2012 http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=18033
Impact of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program on Children's Consumption, Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v.36, n.1, Spring 2012 http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=17279
Preliminary Findings from an Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools, Wisconsin Medical Journal, v.107, n.5, pp. 225-230, August 2008 (pdf) https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/_WMS/publications/wmj/pdf/107/5/225.pdf
Expanding the Influence of the USDA Fresh Fruit &
Vegetable Program: Using Coupons, Incentives and Reminders to Increase Fruit and
Vegetable Intake Among Wisconsin Elementary School Students – Spring 2010