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Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development

Fruit and Vegetable Research Project: 2006-Present

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 jamelsem@uwec.edu.

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
  • Impact of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program on Children's Consumption, Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, v.36, n.1, Spring 2012 
  • 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
  • The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: A Case Study of Implementation and Consumption in Wisconsin – Under review, Journal of Child Nutrition & Management – Spring 2014
  • Expanding the Reach of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Using Incentives, Prompting, and Role Modeling – Under review, Appetite– Spring 2014
  • Tracking the Use of Free Fruit and Vegetable Coupons Given to Families and Assessing the Impact on Children's Consumption – Working paper – Spring 2014

Reports
 

  • Examining the Influence of Incentives on Fruit Consumption of Children Participating in an Afterschool Program - Spring 2014
  • Examining the Influence of Incentives on Vegetable Consumption of Children Participating in an Afterschool Program - Spring 2014 
  • The Impact of the USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program on Children's Consumption and Other Related Behaviors – Spring 2012
  • Using Incentives to Influence Children to Bring Fruit and Vegetables from Home for School Snack - Spring 2012 (pdf)
  • Using Incentives to Expand the Reach of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program - Spring 2011
  • The Impact of Free Coupons Given to Families on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Their Children - Spring 2011 (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 (pdf)
  • Evaluating the USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Elementary Schools: Comparing Program Effects After Two Months and Six Months of Program Implementation – Spring 2010 (pdf)
  • An Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Western Wisconsin Schools – Spring 2009 (pdf)
  • An Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools: Parent and Teacher Surveys – Spring 2008 (pdf)
  • An Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools: Findings Following One Year of Program Implementation –Spring 2008 (pdf)
  • An Introduction to a Statewide Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools – Spring 2007 (pdf)
  • Preliminary Findings from a Statewide Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools – Spring 2007 (pdf)

Presentations

  • Examining the Influence of Incentives on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Children Participating in an Afterschool Program - Spring 2014 (pdf)
  • Motivating Children to Eat More Fruit & Vegetables: An Overview of Six Years of Research – Fall 2013 (pdf)
  • Examining Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of Youth Participating in an Afterschool Program – Fall 2013 (pdf)
  • Getting Children To Eat More Fruits & Vegetables: What Works? – Spring 2012 (pdf)
  • Expanding the Reach of the USDA Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Snack Program: Do Incentives and Reminders Work? – Spring 2011 (pdf)
  • An Evaluation of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program in Wisconsin Schools – Spring 2007 (pdf)


 

 

 

 

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