Contemporary Nutritional Attitudes And Practices
Profiles the member list of a UK-based health clinic, examining nutritional attitudes and behavior as they relate to several key factors.
Older respondents showed more deference and respect to the institutions that comprise the political and economic components of the food system.
Men were more likely to concur with the “traditionalistic” view of eating than women.
Those in lower social class groupings also agreed more with traditional views than those in higher social groups.
Both women and older respondents were more likely to align with ethical stances related to foods.
Older respondents were also more likely to stress the symbolic importance of food.
Women were more likely than men to see problematic relationships with food, including “guilt,” “stress,” “shape,” and “thinner.” Women showed a greater tendency to seek novel items and try healthy options.