Gardening may inspire older adults to eat more vegetables

03/18/2011 | United Press International

Older adults who garden are more likely to eat vegetables than nongardeners are, but are not more likely to eat fruit, according to an online survey conducted by researchers from Texas A&M University and Texas State University. The longevity of involvement in gardening did not influence the amount of fruits and vegetables consumed, indicating "that gardening intervention programs late in life would be an effective method of boosting vegetable and fruit consumption in older adults," researcher Tina Waliczek said.

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