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Health and Diet: the construction of food choice in later life. - AN0907

Description
In 1993 the ESRC approved the funding (146K) for a collaborative study of food choice in later life to be conducted at the University of Nottingham. Over a 3 year period this ESRC study will collect information on food choices and the factors influencing food choices, in mationally representative samples of older people living in urban Nottingham. The study proposed here will develop the resources already committed to the ESRC project and substantially extend the scientific scope of the investigation in order economically to meet both ESRC and MAFF research priorities. Funds are requested to develop 3 specific areas of the existing ESRC protocol; i) the addition of a rural sample; ii) the inclusion of a 3rd and younger cohort aged 55-64; and iii) the inclusion of a specific focus on the compumption (and factors influencing the consumption) of fruit, vegetables and dietary supplements.
Objective
To identify the most important social, economic and personal factors influencing food choice among middle aged and older adults living at home and to permit comparative analyses between urban and rural communities.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1997

Cost: £99,938
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Nottingham
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