Sectioned fruit results- poster session presentation


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Presenter: Mary Lee Bourbeau
Nutrition Team Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County

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Sectioned fruit results- poster session presentation

  1. 1. Wayne County 1581 Route 88 North Newark, NY 14513-9739 Cooperative Extension t. 315-331-8415 f. 315-331-8411 sliced apple research projectBetween 2007 and 2008, nearly one-third of US children ages 2-19 were considered overweightor at risk for being overweight. There are various tactics one can use to persuade a child to eata fruit or vegetable For example, the convenience of fruits and vegetables has led to greaterconsumption of these items. Children are more likely to eat fruits and vegetables when they areoffered in bit-sized pieces.A study conducted by Cornell University, with the assistance of Wayne County CornellCooperative Extension and six middle schools in Wayne County, New York, showed an increaseof 32% in the number of all students who took apples when they were sliced. Further analysisshowed that children who took apples wasted 30% less when the apples were sliced. Theschool districts that were part of the research project were Gananda, North Rose-Wolcott, RedCreek, Sodus, Wayne and Williamson. March 30, 2012 Building Strong and Vibrant New York Communities Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer