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Association between traditional food consumption and motives for food choice in six European countries.
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PMID:  19500626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigates the association between traditional food consumption and motives for food choice in six European countries. Cross-sectional data were collected through the TRUEFOOD pan-European consumer survey (n = 4828) with samples representative for age, gender and region in Belgium, France, Italy, Norway, Poland and Spain. Importance attached to familiarity with a product is found to be strongly and positively associated with general attitude toward traditional food as well as traditional food consumption. The importance attached to convenience was negatively related to both general attitude toward traditional food and traditional food consumption, while the importance of weight control negatively influenced the general attitude. Natural content of food was positively associated with the attitude toward traditional food and traditional food consumption. The importance of price when purchasing food failed to be significantly related with general attitude and traditional food consumption both for the pooled sample as well as within each country except in Spain. The proposed model contributes to a better understanding of factors shaping the image and influencing the consumption of traditional foods in Europe. General attitude toward traditional foods, familiarity, and importance of food naturalness emerged as drivers for traditional food consumption. Importance attached to convenience and health acted as direct barriers to traditional food consumption, whereas importance of weight control emerged as an indirect barrier through lowering general attitude toward traditional foods.
Zuzanna Pieniak; Wim Verbeke; Filiep Vanhonacker; Luis Guerrero; Margrethe Hersleth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-14     Completed Date:  2009-09-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Agricultural Economics, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Costs and Cost Analysis
Food* / economics
Food Preferences / psychology*
Middle Aged
Recognition (Psychology)

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