Factors influencing the food choices of Irish children and adolescents : a qualitative investigation

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dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Amanda-
dc.contributor.authorHeary, Caroline-
dc.contributor.authorNixon, Elizabeth-
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Colette-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-13T09:43:59Z-
dc.date.available2013-12-13T09:43:59Z-
dc.date.copyrightThe Author (2010). Published by Oxford University Press.en
dc.date.issued2010-04-10-
dc.identifier.citationHealth Promotion Internationalen
dc.identifier.issn1460-2245 (Online)-
dc.identifier.issn0957-4824 (Print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/5177-
dc.description.abstractFood choices established during childhood and adolescence tend to persist into adulthood with consequences for long-term health. Yet, to date, relatively little research has examined factors that influence the food choices of children and adolescents from their perspectives. In this article, previous research is extended by examining developmental differences between children's and adolescents' perceptions of factors influencing their food choices. Focus group discussions were conducted with 29 young people from three age groups (9-10, 13-14 and 16-18 years). An inductive thematic analysis identified three key factors as influencing food choices. These factors included intra-individual factors: the link between food preferences and awareness of healthy eating; intra-familial factors: the role of the home food environment; and extra-familial factors: eating away from the home. Findings indicate that there were developmental differences between children's and adolescents' perceptions of factors influencing food choice. Among adolescents, parental control began to diminish and adolescents exercised increased autonomy over their food choices compared with children. To develop effective nutrition interventions, it is important to gather child and adolescent input regarding factors perceived as influencing their food choices.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.rightsThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Health Promotion International following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version "Factors influencing the food choices of Irish children and adolescents: a qualitative investigation" Health Promot. Int. (2010) 25 (3): 289-298. is available online at: http://heapro.oxfordjournals.org/content/25/3/289en
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectFood choicesen
dc.subjectIrelanden
dc.titleFactors influencing the food choices of Irish children and adolescents : a qualitative investigationen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.internal.authorcontactotheramanda.fitzgerald@ucd.ie-
dc.internal.availabilityFull text availableen
dc.statusPeer revieweden
dc.identifier.volume25en
dc.identifier.issue3en
dc.identifier.startpage289en
dc.identifier.endpage298en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/heapro/daq021-
dc.neeo.contributorFitzgerald|Amanda|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorHeary|Caroline|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorNixon|Elizabeth|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorKelly|Colette|aut|-
dc.description.adminAuthor has checked copyrighten
dc.description.adminDM, 12/12/2013en
dc.internal.rmsid187043180-
dc.date.updated2013-10-28T15:20:41Z-
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