Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

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.