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Documenting the reasons people have for choosing their food.
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PMID:  12737008     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Understanding the reasons that people have for choosing their food, and why these choices vary, may affect the dietary advice and assumptions about the nutrient adequacy of future food intake. One group of respondents living in Jakarta, Indonesia completed two interviews with the same combined food frequency and qualitative technique, called Food Choice Map (FCM) over a one-month period. Another group of Indonesian respondents from a town in Java completed an FCM interview and a 24-hour recall interview. The Food Choice Map identified the same major foods as contributing to individual intakes as are identified by a 24-hr recall interview. The FCM also identified reasons for changes in food choice. The reasons for food choices varied less than the different food items chosen. The FCM links data on dietary behaviours with perceptions that respondents use to explain of those behaviours. Such data can be used to develop communication strategies for health promotion.
Gustaaf P Sevenhuysen; Ursula Gross
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0964-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-09     Completed Date:  2003-11-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440304     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada R3T 2N2.
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MeSH Terms
Choice Behavior*
Diet Surveys*
Food Habits / psychology*
Food Preferences / psychology*
Health Behavior
Interviews as Topic
Mental Recall
Middle Aged

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