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Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Online from: 1971

Subject Area: Health Care Management/Healthcare

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Factors that Affect Food Choice


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Title:Factors that Affect Food Choice
Author(s):Anne Keane, (Anne Keane is Research Associate working on a three year project-Concepts of Healthy Eating. The project, based at Goldsmiths' College, London and directed by Professor Pat Caplan, is part of the Economic and Social Research Council's programme, The Nation's Diet.), Anna Willetts, (Anna Willetts is Research Associate working on a three year project-Concepts of Healthy Eating. The project, based at Goldsmiths' College, London and directed by Professor Pat Caplan, is part of the Economic and Social Research Council's programme, The Nation's Diet.)
Citation:Anne Keane, Anna Willetts, (1994) "Factors that Affect Food Choice", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 94 Iss: 4, pp.15 - 17
Keywords:Advertising, Diet, Food, Social class, Social economics, United Kingdom, Women
Article type:Conceptual Paper
DOI:10.1108/00346659310060142 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:Calls to adopt a healthier diet are a key part of current health policies. Argues, however, that what people eat is more than a matter of nutritional value. While economic constraints are vital in determining food choice, we need also to take account of the social and cultural meanings of food and eating. Food is an important marker of identity at many different levels: national, regional, familial and individual. For the individual, gender, class and ethnicity also define the parameters within which choices are made. Popular concepts about what is healthy or good are similarly important. While health policies tell people what they should eat, any attempt to change people's diet requires an understanding of these complex factors that govern food choice.



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