Ranking of meal preferences and interactions with demographic characteristics: a discrete choice experiment in young adults
Katherine M Livingstone, Karen E Lamb, Gavin Abbott, Tony Worsley, Sarah A McNaughton
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity | BMC | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: The diet of young adults is poor, yet little is known about the relative importance of influences on healthy eating in a decision-making context. The aim of this exploratory study was to understand the relative ranking of influences on meal choices in young adults and to investigate interactions between meal preferences and demographic and health characteristics. METHODS: Adults aged 18-30 years (n = 92, mean age: 23.9 (SD 3.4) years) completed an online discrete choice experiment. Participants were presented with 12 choice sets reflecting a typical weekday meal and were asked to choose between four meal options. Each meal consisted of a combination of five meal attributes (prepa..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Fellowship
SAM was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (ID1104636). KML is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Fellowship (APP1173803). The funding body had no input into the design of the study, the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data and in writing the manuscript.