Table 1

Perceived benefits and barriers questionnaire

Strongly agree


Neither agree nor 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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