Tools and interventions for increasing children’s vegetable knowledge (VG16064)
What’s it all about?
This investment is identifying new ways of supplying vegetables to children, helping growers better serve the key consumer market of families with young kids.
As part of the work, researchers are developing best practice guidelines to increase vegetable knowledge, and a national online hub of vegetable educational sites and materials. The current dietary advice for children will also be updated, using evidence-based knowledge of flavour exposure and food preference development, to help vegetable acceptance. On top of that, vegetable education initiatives will be delivered in settings such as at daycare centres and early primary school facilities.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund