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‘Buying salad is a lot more expensive than going to McDonalds’: Young adults’ views about what influences their food choices (Australia and Scotland)

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posted by WM Admin on 2018-08-08 12:04:15.317

This study explored the barriers and enablers driving the food choices of young adults in two different yet similar settings: Sydney, Australia and Glasgow, Scotland.

Eight focus groups of young adult participants (each with 2–6 participants), were held in Sydney (n=14) and Glasgow (n=16). Three major themes were identified across both locations: value of food; appeal of food; and emotional connections with food. These narratives were underpinned by a broader narrative of ‘performing adulthood.’ The authors discuss these findings.

This is an open access article and can be read in free full text at: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10080996

Howse, E.; Hankey, C.; Allman-Farinelli, M.; Bauman, A.; Freeman, B. (2018). ‘Buying salad is a lot more expensive than going to McDonalds’: Young adults’ views about what influences their food choices. Nutrients 201810, 996.