Project Title

Increasing Acceptance and Consumption of Pulses by School-aged Children: A pilot investigation

Date Awarded

4-1-2013

Department/School

Nutrition and Exercise Sciences

Project Description

Teri Burgess-Champoux, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, received a $62,711 award from the American Pulse Association to conduct a project to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating a variety of pulses into school meals to increase acceptance and consumption by school-aged children. Expected outcomes for the project include understanding the barriers associated with the acceptance and consumption of pulses by children and identification of perceived obstacles to incorporation of pulses into school meals by school food service personnel. This study will provide initial data on pulses served in a school environment through hidden and obvious strategies. If pulses can be significantly increased, this may enhance protein, dietary fiber and nutrient intake for the population.

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