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Management of healthy eating in everyday life among senior Europeans.
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PMID:  20869999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The aim of the present study is to explore how older people reflect on, make sense of and express their views about healthy eating messages and how they narrate these responses in relation to managing their diets along with strategies adopted in terms of existing food and meal patterns. This qualitative study draws on data from 564 in depth interviews collected as part of the European Union (EU)-funded project Food in Later life - Choosing foods, eating meals: sustaining independency and quality of life in old age. The two major areas studied related to the connection between food and health and management of a healthy everyday life. Eating healthy was regarded as an investment to ensure independence was kept as the transition of old age approached, but old age could also be a reason for not bothering about it. Participants described different ways that they simplified and organized in order to manage "healthy eating". When trying to support senior Europeans, those working in health and community services should take into account the situational context of the older person and be aware of the variation in their conceptualization of "healthy eating".
Pernilla Lundkvist; Christina Fjellström; Birgitta Sidenvall; Margaret Lumbers; Monique Raats;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  55     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  616-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, Uppsala University, Sweden.
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