publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Attitudes and behaviour towards convenience food and food waste in the United Kingdom

Mallinson, Lucy J.; Russell, Jean M.; Barker, Margo E.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2016 Journal: Appetite, volume 103, pages 17-28 (issn: 0195-6663, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Households in the UK discard much food. A reduction in such waste to mitigate environmental impact is part of UK government policy. This study investigated whether household food waste is linked to a lifestyle reliant on convenience food in younger consumers. A survey of 928 UK residents aged 18–40 years and responsible for the household food shopping (male n = 278; female n = 650) completed an online questionnaire designed to measure attitudes to convenience food and to quantify household food waste. Cluster analysis of 24 food-related lifestyle factors identified 5 consumer groups. General linear modelling techniques were used to test relationships be...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: digestive, oral, and skin physiology
free text keywords: Consumer behaviour, Demographic profile, Convenience food, food.type_of_dish, food, Food waste in the United Kingdom, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Environmental health, Social psychology, Food packaging, Casual, Food waste, Psychology
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