National Edu News: CBSE Awards for Teaching and School Leadership 2020-21, Apply till June 28th  |  Technology Inceptions: Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 for Commercial and Education Purposes  |  Technology Inceptions: 'Sunwatch' to Detect Harmful UV Rays  |  Science Innovations: High Power Laster to Deflect Lightning  |  Parent Interventions: A Guide to Parenting in Times of Pandemic  |  Guest Column: The Death of the Creative Writer!  |  Teacher Insights: Why the Boom in Private Tuition Business?  |  Technology Inceptions: More Heat Resilient Silver Circuitry  |  Science Innovations: Silica Nanoparticles for Precise Drug Targetting  |  National Edu News: IIT Hyderabad Improves in QS World University Rankings to 591-600  |  Technology Inceptions: C02 Emissions to Be Made into Animal Feed  |  Leadership Instincts: Blockchain Helping UN Interventions to End Poverty and Hunger  |  National Edu News: Three Indian Institutions in Top 200 of QS World University Rankings  |  Management lessons: Vaccines, Social Distancing, Facemasks Essential Tools to Fight Covid-19  |  Education Information: “The Language Network” to revolutionise language learning  |  
July 10, 2019 Wednesday 10:05:31 AM IST

Buying of Fruits and Vegetables Higher Among New Parents

Food by Free-Photos of Pixabay.cpm

A new study by University of Michigan has shown that new parents tend to spend more on fruits and vegetables.
The study published in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior showed that in the case of new parents’ expenditure on fruits as a proportion of grocery budget rose by 21% and vegetables 10% when compared to their pre-parent stage. This increase was noticed in middle and higher income families who earn 185% above the poverty level ($39,000 or above).
Those from lower income groups did not alter their purchasing patterns on becoming new parents. The study was based on data collected from 2007-15 from 21,939 households in the age group of 25-49. Among 508 households that had new parents, it was found that their spending on fruits and vegetables had risen to 12% from 10%.
The study doesn't look at the actual consumption of fruits and vegetables nevertheless it points to the importance of adopting a healthy diet when a woman becomes pregnant and continue to observe it in their lives for better health and longevity. The study also underscores the importance of investing in programs and policies that help low-income households buy more fruits and vegetables.

Source: https://news.umich.edu/study-new-parents-spend-more-on-fruits-and-vegetables/



Comments