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Factors affecting food selection: the role of economics.
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PMID:  7288049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article attempts to identify the scope and contributions of food demand research developed by microeconomists to facilitate incorporation of findings into food behavior research undertaken by nutrition professionals. It explores the ways economists have traditionally analyzed determinants of food selection, reviews the "New Home Economics" approach, which is being used to expand the traditional conceptual and empirical economics models, and discusses ways in which economics can contribute to a better understanding of the individual and household food selection process.
B M Popkin; P S Haines
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Dietetic Association     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0002-8223     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Diet Assoc     Publication Date:  1981 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-12-21     Completed Date:  1981-12-21     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503061     Medline TA:  J Am Diet Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-25     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food / economics*
Food Preferences*
Models, Theoretical
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Socioeconomic Factors

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