Frontiers in Nutritional Science Series 3

The Psychology of Food Choice

August 2006
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  • Publisher
  • Published
    29th August 2006
  • ISBN 9780851990323
  • Language English
  • Pages 384 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"

One of the central problems in nutrition is the difficulty of getting people to change their dietary behaviors so as to bring about an improvement in health. What is required is a clearer understanding of the motivations of consumers, barriers to changing diets and how we might have an impact upon dietary behavior. This book brings together theory, research and applications from psychology and behavioral sciences applied to dietary behavior. The authors are all international leaders in their respective fields and together give an overview of the current understanding of consumer food choice.

Models of food choice
The integration of biological, social, cultural and pscyhological influence on food choice
Biological and learning influences on food choice
Biological influences on energy intake
Mood, emotions and food choice
Societal influences on food choice
Marketing parameters and their influence on consumer food choice
The impact of the media on food choice
Food choices across lifepan
Adolescents, food choice and vegetarianism
Changing dietary behaviour
Eating behaviour in obesity

Richard Shepherd

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Monique Raats

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