Assessing Healthful Eating Among Community Dwelling Rural Older Adults Using Self-Reported Fruit and Vegetable Consumption via a Community-Wide Mail-Out Health Status Assessment Academic Article uri icon


  • This project assessed fruit and vegetable intakes among rural older adults on a regional mail-out community health assessment. Over 95% of respondents answered questions regarding fruit and vegetable consumption. Rural older adults in this sample were willing to respond to questions regarding their fruit and vegetable intake; yet they were not likely to be meeting minimum recommended intakes of these foods. Including questions about dietary healthfulness on such an assessment may provide key stakeholders and policymakers a clearer understanding of their community's overall health status.

author list (cited authors)

  • Prochaska, J. D., Sharkey, J. R., Ory, M. G., & Burdine, J. N.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • December 2006