Socioeconomic differences in food choices : deficiencies in nutrition knowledge or simply too much on your plate?

McKinnon, Loretta & Langbecker, Danette H. (2014) Socioeconomic differences in food choices : deficiencies in nutrition knowledge or simply too much on your plate? Australasian Epidemiologist, 21(1), pp. 18-22.

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Nutrition knowledge is associated with dietary choices in the general population and has been proposed to contribute to socioeconomic differences in food choices and corresponding socioeconomic gradients in mortality and morbidity for a number of diet-related illnesses. This paper explores current evidence regarding socioeconomic differences in nutrition knowledge, reviewing the components of nutrition knowledge that have been assessed, the dietary intake or food choice outcomes considered, and the socioeconomic indicators used. In addition, this paper considers how socioeconomic differences in nutrition knowledge may arise, and potential determinants of inequalities in the application of nutrition knowledge. It highlights issues to consider when developing strategies to improve nutrition knowledge and facilitate knowledge application among those of lower socioeconomic position.

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ID Code: 70610
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1327-8835
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australasian Epidemiological Association
Deposited On: 03 Jul 2014 22:34
Last Modified: 15 May 2016 07:32

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