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Nutritional implications of food choice in catering outlets - AN0906

Description
To establish the motivations of consumers of different ages when selecting meals in a catering environment, and to determine their ability to select healthy meals if instructed to do so. To estimate the factors, both within the catering industry and personal, that conspire against the provision and selection of healthy meals in catering outlets. The catering outlets sudies would be those where people are taking regular meals, such as workplace or school canteens.
Objective
1. To establish the main factors that conspire against the provision and selection of healthy meals in catering outlets. This will include factors within the industry and associated with the motivations and knowledge of the consumer. 2. To be able to propose methods by which to ensure the provision and selection of healthy meals in catering outlets. 3. To increase the availability and selection of healthy meals in catering outlets.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1997

Cost: £299,372
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Surrey University, Management Studies fo
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