Reliability and validity of a fruit and vegetable screening measure for adolescents

J Adolesc Health. 2004 Mar;34(3):163-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2003.07.001.


We developed and evaluated a brief measure of fruit and vegetable consumption for adolescents. The measure was reliable and significantly correlated with 3-day food record data. Correct classification rate (63%) and specificity (63%) were good. Sensitivity (33%) was lower. The measure is recommended, although improvements in classification are still needed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Feeding Behavior
  • Female
  • Fruit*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nutrition Surveys*