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New Resource--Evidence Brief: Impact of food skills programs on fruit and vegetable consumption among children and youth, PHO

There is growing concern that Canadian children and youth are at risk for nutrition-related conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Overall, fruit and vegetable intake is low among children and youth in Ontario. This Evidence Brief examines whether food skills programs increase consumption of fruits and vegetables among children and youth.

Food skills programs offered in schools and communities attempt to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in children and youth aged 4 to 18 years. At home, parental involvement is important to sustain healthy eating behaviours. Current food skills initiatives in the province can be evaluated when more Ontario-specific data is available.

To learn more, read our Evidence Brief: Impact of food skills programs on fruit and vegetable consumption among children and youth at http://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/eRepository/Evidence_brief_food_ski....

Be sure to visit our website for more information and resources on child and youth health: https://secure.publichealthontario.ca/en/BrowseByTopic/HealthPromotion/P....