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Changing food habits among 100 elderly men and women in the United Kingdom
Author(s)N Bilderbeck, M D Holdsworth, R Purves
Journal titleJournal of Human Nutrition, vol 35, no 6, December 1981
Pagespp 448-455
KeywordsNutrition ; Diet ; Social surveys.
AnnotationIn this study, one hundred older men and women were interviewed to elicit information about possible alterations in food habits with regard to specific food items, and the reason for these changes. Results showed that over half the sample had changed the type of bread used: the main reasons for change to brown or wholemeal were health and taste. Health was also the main reason given by the 26% who had changed to a higher fibre breakfast cereal. Other important reasons for change were the ease of obtaining convenience foods, the availability of familiar foods in one or two portion sizes, changes in family circumstances, and a desire for variety and ease of use, even if it involved a change in traditional cooking methods. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930514086 A
ClassmarkCF: CFD: 3F *

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