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(Publication) Examining determinants and co-associations between fruit and vegetable and sugar-sweetened beverage monitoring practices among a sample of low-income Hispanic mothers.

(Jan 29, 2020) – Branscum, P., Lora, K., Hernandez, D. C. (2020). Examining determinants and co-associations between fruit and vegetable and sugar-sweetened beverage monitoring practices among a sample of low-income Hispanic mothers. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, DOI: 10.1007/s40615-019-00695-5.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40615-019-00695-5

The purpose of this study was to evaluate theory-based determinants of monitoring practices of fruit and vegetable (FV) intake and high sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption among Hispanic mothers with young children using the reasoned action approach. Among Hispanic mothers, FV and SSB monitoring behaviors are interrelated. To promote SSB monitoring, more implementation strategies (i.e., skills-based interventions) are warranted, whereas to promote FV monitoring, motivational strategies are warranted.


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Daphne C Hernandez, PhD, MSEd, FAAHB

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