Fruit and vegetable environment, policy, and pricing workshop: Introduction to the conference proceedings

Jennifer D. Seymour, Mary Ann Fenley, Amy Lazarus Yaroch, Laura Kettel Khan, Mary Serdula

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Americans’ consumption of fruits and vegetables has increased slightly over the last 10 years, but most people still do not meet the Dietary Guidelines recommendation to consume 5 to 9 servings per day. New and innovative strategies are needed if we are to significantly increase the mean population intake of fruits and vegetables. To help formulate such strategies as well as to evaluate evidence and identify research gaps, the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention convened the Fruit and Vegetable Environment, Policy, and Pricing Workshop, which brought together experts in how environmental change, policy, and pricing affect fruit and vegetable consumption. The papers in this supplement consist of a review of environmental interventions to improve nutrition and papers covering pricing and consumer value and how fruit and vegetable consumption can be promoted at worksites, restaurants, grocery stores and other community settings, and schools. Conclusions from the workshop were that existing intervention strategies need to be evaluated, promising example programs need to be disseminated, and new innovative interventions and programs need to be created and evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalPreventive Medicine
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Sep 2004


  • Diet
  • Environment
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Policy
  • Price

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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