Title

Nutrition considerations in food selection

Abstract

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 planner’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 consideration of identified demographic subgroups.

Department(s)

Agriculture Business -Education -Communication

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/s1096-7508(00)00026-4

Publication Date

2000

Recommended Citation

Rimal, Arbindra P., Stanley M. Fletcher, and Kay H. McWatters. "Nutrition considerations in food selection." The International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 3, no. 1 (2000): 55-70.

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