Seventy-seven children (34 boys, 43 girls, Mean age ± SD = 9 ± 1 years) participated in this study. Forty-six children (intervention) undertook a 12 week school gardening programme and 31 children acted as controls. Measures of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) and fruit and vegetable consumption were taken pre and post intervention. Repeated measures analysis of variance and hierarchical regression analysis indicated that the intervention group increased daily consumption of fruit and vegetables and increased intentions, attitudes, norms, PBC related to fruit and vegetable consumption. Attitudes, norms and PBC significantly predicted changes in fruit and vegetable consumption.
- Theory of Planned Behaviour
- primary schools
Duncan, M. J., Eyre, E., Bryant, E., Clarke, N., Birch, S., Staples, V., & Sheffield, D. (2015). The impact of a school-based gardening intervention on intentions and behaviour related to fruit and vegetable consumption in children. Journal of Health Psychology, 20(6), 765-773. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315573445