PREFERENCE AND CONSUMPTION OF VEGETABLES AND FRUIT AMONG SCHOOLCHILDREN
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 1999;49(1):109–116
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Food preference and assessed food frequency were investigated for vegetables and fruits among 50 girls and 50 boys from elementary schools. The degree of liking was estimated with the 5-point hedonic scale, and assessed food frequency with 3-point frequency scale. The mostly preferred and consumed vegetables included carrots, cucumbers, radishes and tomatoes. Significant correlation was found between degree of liking and eating frequency of vegetables. Among fruit strawberries, tangerines, oranges and blueberries were mostly desired, and apples, tangerines, bananas and oranges mainly consumed. No significant correlation between preference and consumption of fruit was noticed. No effects of gender on neither preference nor food frequency of analysed items were observed. No differences between preference rankings of schoolchildren and university students was observed for both vegetables and fruit.
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