Are fruit tuck shops in primary schools effective in increasing pupils’ fruit consumption? A randomised controlled trial

Laurence Moore (Laurence Moore is based in the Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.)
Claire M. Paisley (Claire M. Paisley is based in the Health Promotion Division, The National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, UK.)
Anne Dennehy (Anne Dennehy is based in the Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 1 February 2000

Abstract

Describes a two‐year project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which commenced in October 1998. The aim of the project is to test whether the introduction of fruit tuck shops in primary schools in underprivileged areas can be associated with a change in the fruit consumption of pupils at those schools, when compared with pupils in comparison schools where fruit tuck shops are not in operation. A secondary aim is to identify the most effective ways of operating fruit tuck shops in primary schools. Overall, the research will provide guidance to schools, health and education authorities on the feasibility and potential nutritional benefit of setting up fruit tuck shops in primary schools.

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Laurence Moore, Claire M. Paisley and Anne Dennehy (2000) "Are fruit tuck shops in primary schools effective in increasing pupils’ fruit consumption? A randomised controlled trial", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 30 No. 1, pp. 35-39

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DOI

: https://doi.org/10.1108/00346650010304756

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MCB UP Ltd

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