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Dietary Awareness of Children Specific Food Items

Dietary Awareness of Children Specific Food Items A survey, conducted in ten secondary schools in Nottingham andinvolving 492 respondents aged 1116, examined the relationship betweenadolescents attitudes towards food components such as fat, protein andfibre and their attitudes towards the role of specific food itemscontaining those components in maintaining a healthy diet. The resultsshowed that attitudes towards selected food components tended to be heldmore strongly than attitudes towards foods containing those components.Thus whilst nearly 80 per cent respondents favoured a reduction in fatintake, only 45.8 per cent favoured a decrease in butter consumption.Attitudes towards specific food components and specific food items are afunction of a number of complex interrelated variables which requirefurther investigation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Food Journal Emerald Publishing

Dietary Awareness of Children Specific Food Items

British Food Journal , Volume 92 (8): 4 – Aug 1, 1990

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0007-070X
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000002327
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Abstract

A survey, conducted in ten secondary schools in Nottingham andinvolving 492 respondents aged 1116, examined the relationship betweenadolescents attitudes towards food components such as fat, protein andfibre and their attitudes towards the role of specific food itemscontaining those components in maintaining a healthy diet. The resultsshowed that attitudes towards selected food components tended to be heldmore strongly than attitudes towards foods containing those components.Thus whilst nearly 80 per cent respondents favoured a reduction in fatintake, only 45.8 per cent favoured a decrease in butter consumption.Attitudes towards specific food components and specific food items are afunction of a number of complex interrelated variables which requirefurther investigation.

Journal

British Food JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1990

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