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Food choice and secondary school meals: The nutritional implications of choices based on preference rather than perceived healthiness

Noble, C, Corney, M, Eves, A, Kipps, M and Lumbers, M (2003) Food choice and secondary school meals: The nutritional implications of choices based on preference rather than perceived healthiness International Journal of Hospitality Management, 22 (2). pp. 197-215.

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Abstract

Children from secondary schools in the UK selected from photographs, dishes for the meal they would be most likely to choose and the meal they perceived to be the most healthy. They gave reasons for their choices. The nutritional value of the two sets of meals was compared and the reasons for choice were analysed qualitatively. There was an inverse relationship between the foods most likely to be chosen, and those that were perceived to be the most healthy. Although the children's nutritional knowledge was sound, choices were made more on the basis of convenience and taste than on the 'healthiness' of the food. The 'preferred' meals were in most respects less healthy than the 'healthy' meals. © 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Noble, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Corney, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Eves, Aa.eves@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Kipps, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lumbers, Mm.lumbers@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 June 2003
Identification Number : 10.1016/S0278-4319(03)00018-5
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 14:52
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:28
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/815492

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