Table 1

Perceived benefits and barriers questionnaire

Strongly agree

Agree

Neither agree nor disagree

Disagree

Strongly disagree


Perceived Benefits


I could find any types of FV in my local stores


It is better to get all nutrients from FV than taking supplements


FV decrease the risk of chronic diseases


FV make our diet diverse


Eating FV is a good way for treating chronic diseases


Eating FV would help me to be less aggressive


Eating FV treats constipation


Eating FV would help me to maintain my weight


FV consumption are recommended by physicians


Eating FV cheering my family members


Eating FV is common in my culture


Eating FV would keep me of sickness


Eating FV would help me to live longer


I feel that if I eat more FV, I will be more healthy


By eating FV, I feel better


Perceived Barriers


Providing FV is expensive


I did not used to eat FV since childhood


Eating FV leads to overeating


Media advertisements are not about eating FV


Eating more FV is not recommended in my culture


My family members do not like consumption of FV


Eating more FV is difficult for me


I have health problems with eating FV (e.g. flatus)


I have limitations to provide FV in my meal


I do not like taste of FV


I do not have time to provide FV


Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following items when you are deciding on consuming or not to consume FV. Check the best response.

Salehi et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:123   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-123

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