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Contraints on freedom of dietary choice and their implicat- ions for the adoption and maintenance of healthy diets - AN0911

This research addresses directly the influence on diet of economic and social constraints, such as differences in income, availability of transport and access to different types of shops. In addition to correlational analyses between income and dietary choices, the effects of changes in income on diet will be measured. Some of these relationships are likely to be mediated by differences in the beliefs and values held by people with differing levels of constraint and the effects of these mediating variables wil be tested quantitatively. The influences of these factors will also be assessed in conjunction with correlates of income such as budgeting practices and accessibility to retail outlets.
1. To measure the attitudes, values and barriers to dietary change to different income groups in Scotland and England. 2. To measure the impact of changes in income on food preferences and consumption. 3. To measure the barriers of dietary change in different income groups. 4. To integrate the effects of income constraints with those of other social and psychological effects on dietary choice.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1996

Cost: £356,097
Contractor / Funded Organisations
IFR - Institute of Food Research (BBSRC)