Food, People and Society

Food, People and Society

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Food consumption is vital to human survival. Nevertheless, the exact determi nants of food perception, liking and food choice are still not fully understood. Food, People and Society tries to fill some of the gaps in our knowledge by stud ying these processes from multiple perspectives, each with their own emphasis. Some approaches focus mainly on the characteristics of food products eaten, some focus on the person who eats a particular food, whereas other approaches emphasize the psychological, economic or social context in which food con sumption takes place. By bringing together these different approaches in one book, we open the opportunity to integrate different perspectives and to facili tate comprehension of the complex processes that drive food choice behaviour. Food, People and Society is written for a wide audience, including students and academics interested in food perception and consumption, policy makers, health educators and nutritionists, food manufacturers and food marketers.It is recommended that a diet containing at least five portions (a portion being defined as 80 g) of fruits and vegetables per day is necessary for optimal health. The aquot;5-a-dayaquot; slogan has featured heavily in many diet and health promotionanbsp;...


Title:Food, People and Society
Author: Lynn J. Frewer, Einar Risvik, Hendrik Schifferstein
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2001-08-14
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