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The Impact of Food Behaviour, Lifestyle and Societal Influences in the Health & Emotional Status of a Romanian High School Population (English version)


  • Iuliana VINTILA

    () (Dunarea de Jos University Galati, Domneasca, 47, 800008 Galati, ROMANIA)


A complex social investigation of food behaviour, lifestyle and societal influences impact in the health & emotional status for a Romanian high school population of teenagers were conducted using input data from Food Behavior and Lifestyle Questionnaire (FBLQ). The impact of occidental model and media information were investigated against the traditional Romanian family model. The present study show that in condition of a good knowledge about healthy eating and no important restriction of healthy food accessibility the greatest influence in food choices, eating/lifestyle pattern were exercised by the parental family (63.3%), followed by media (29.4%) and friends (19.3%). The relevance of the traditional good family model of food choices is dominant but the eating habits (frequency of breakfast, regular meal) and lifestyle (sport, walking and smocking) are already “contaminated’ from media social models.

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  • Iuliana VINTILA, 2012. "The Impact of Food Behaviour, Lifestyle and Societal Influences in the Health & Emotional Status of a Romanian High School Population (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 37, pages 130-143, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:37:y:2012:i::p:130-143

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    food behaviour; lifestyle; teenagers; societal influences; Lifestyle Questionnaire (FBLQ);

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other


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