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Study on the Information Level of Pupils and Parents Regarding the Effects of Unhealthy Food Consumption


  • Sorin-George Toma

    () (University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Costel Stanciu

    (Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Eugen Irimia


During the past centuries, consumption has become both one of the most discussed and analyzed subjects in the literature and a mass phenomenon in society. In order to satisfy their needs and to improve the quality of their life consumers need information and education. Consumers’ information and education are promoted by a globally-developed consumer movement. The aims of our paper are to present the role of the consumer information and education in society, and to analyze and highlight the results of a national project regarding the information and education of Romanian young consumers, run by the Association for Consumers Protection (APC) Romania. By using primary data obtained from a survey based on a questionnaire, a set of three hypotheses was tested during our research. The results of our research shows that a relatively small number of Romanian pupils from the 5th grade to 8th grade were aware of the negative effects of unhealthy food consumption and of the fact that the unhealthy food consumption may give rise to obesity and ADHD (agitation with attention deficit).

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  • Sorin-George Toma & Costel Stanciu & Eugen Irimia, 2010. "Study on the Information Level of Pupils and Parents Regarding the Effects of Unhealthy Food Consumption," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 12(28), pages 420-435, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:amfeco:v:12:y:2010:i:28:p:420-435

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    1. Paul Marinescu & Marin Burcea, 2012. "Information and Ecological Behaviour towards the Natural Resources Consumption of the Population of Bucharest," The AMFITEATRU ECONOMIC journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(31), pages 142-156, February.

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    consumer information; consumption; consumer; consumerism; pupils;

    JEL classification:

    • D18 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Protection
    • P46 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty


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