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Nutrition Considerations In Food Selection

  • Rimal, Arbindra
  • Fletcher, Stanley M.
  • McWatters, Kay H.
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    The importance of nutrition consideration to households in food selection is instrumental in the development of information programs to promote public health and to market healthy food. Using a national telephone survey of 2880 U.S. households, this study examines the role and influence of socio-economic characteristics and lifestyle on a household meal plannerÂ’s consideration of four dietary components in food selection. Household income, children in households, geographic location, and gender, age, education, and lifestyle of meal planners affected the consideration of dietary components in food selection. The results provide a basis for developing education programs that focus on the particular dietary considerations of identified demographic subgroups.

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    Article provided by International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) in its journal International Food and Agribusiness Management Review.

    Volume (Year): 03 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 01 ()

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    Handle: RePEc:ags:ifaamr:34563
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