Journal article

Differences in healthiness perceptions of food and dietary patterns among the general public and nutrition experts: A cross-sectional online survey

Philippa Niven, Belinda Morley, Claudia Gascoyne, Helen Dixon, Alison McAleese, Jane Martin, Melanie Wakefield

HEALTH PROMOTION JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

ISSUES ADDRESSED: Diet quality plays a vital role in the prevention of prevalent non-communicable diseases; however, misperceptions of healthiness of common foods and beverages may be undermining Australians' attempts to maintain a healthy diet. The current study aimed to assess the extent and nature of differences in public and expert opinion in the foods, beverages and dietary patterns that are considered healthy. METHODS: A cross-sectional online survey of 1,097 Victorian adults aged 18-64 and 134 professional dietitians and nutritionists assessed healthiness perceptions of foods, beverages and dietary patterns, self-reported dietary patterns, and factors considered when making healthy ch..

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