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Reviewing the meanings of wellness and well-being and their implications for food choice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21213565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Wellness and well-being are terms found in a broad range of literature such as economics, social science, food marketing and general social commentary. These terms are often used in contexts that encompass mental, physical and emotional health as well as broader more esoteric aspects of life satisfaction such as happiness. The terms wellness and well-being are also used ubiquitously and variably in health practice. However, there is limited understanding about how they are used in the broader health promotion context and how consumers might interpret these terms in the context of food and nutrition messages. The primary aim of this paper is to review how the terms wellness and well-being are being used within a number of disciplines and describe implications for food choice. It is proposed that identifying the way these terms are used by key players in the food industry would enable more effective communication across sectors. This may assist in the collaborative development of public health food and nutrition messages with a consistent meaning.
Authors:
Anne-Therese McMahon; Peter Williams; Linda Tapsell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perspectives in public health     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1757-9139     ISO Abbreviation:  Perspect Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-07     Completed Date:  2011-01-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101499631     Medline TA:  Perspect Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Smart Foods Centre, School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia. amcmahon@uow.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Food Preferences*
Health Promotion / organization & administration
Health Status*
Humans
Public Health
Quality of Life*
Sociology
Terminology as Topic
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Perspect Public Health. 2010 Nov;130(6):242   [PMID:  21213550 ]

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