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Gender and race are significant determinants of students' food choices on a college campus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22607739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the roles of gender and race in students' determinants of food choices on a college campus.
METHODS: A total of 405 college students participated in a survey entitled "Campus Food: You Tell Us!" Chi-square and logistic regression were used to examine associations between demographics and food choice determinants.
RESULTS: Gender and race appeared to play a significant role in determinants of students' food dislikes. Males were significantly more likely to choose cost, taste, and poor quality over poor nutrition as determinants. White students were significantly less likely to choose cost, inconvenience, and taste over poor nutrition than students of other races. Gender was also a significant factor associated with student preferences for campus dining location and determinants of unhealthful food.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Future marketing may be more effective if tailored to gender and race. Nutrition educators should consider addressing taste and convenience when attempting to influence students' food choices.
Stacey Boek; Stephanie Bianco-Simeral; Kenny Chan; Keiko Goto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-05-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nutrition education and behavior     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1878-2620     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-26     Completed Date:  2012-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-01-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101132622     Medline TA:  J Nutr Educ Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  372-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, California State University, Chico, CA 95929-0002, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chi-Square Distribution
Choice Behavior*
Continental Population Groups
Food Habits
Food Preferences*
Food Services / statistics & numerical data*
Logistic Models
Nutritive Value
Sex Factors
Students / statistics & numerical data*
Universities / statistics & numerical data
Young Adult

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