Journal article

Individual, Social, and Environmental Correlates of Healthy and Unhealthy Eating

Georgina SA Trapp, Siobhan Hickling, Hayley E Christian, Fiona Bull, Anna F Timperio, Bryan Boruff, Damber Shrestha, Billie Giles-Corti

HEALTH EDUCATION & BEHAVIOR | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Few studies use comprehensive ecological approaches considering multilevel factors to understand correlates of healthy (and unhealthy) dietary intake. The aim of this study was to examine the association between individual, social, and environmental factors on composite measures of healthy and unhealthy dietary intake in adults. METHOD: Participants (n = 565) of the Australian RESIDential Environments (RESIDE) project self-reported dietary intake, home food availability, and behavioral and perceived social and physical environmental influences on food choices. A geographic information system measured proximity of supermarkets from each participant's home. "Healthy" and "unhealthy"..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Funding from Healthway (No. 18921) is gratefully acknowledged. Dr. Trapp is supported by a NHMRC early career research fellowship (No. 1073233), Anna Timperio is supported by a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship (No. 100046), Professor Giles-Corti is supported by a NHMRC principal research fellow award (No. 1004900), and Dr. Hayley Christian is supported by a NHMRC/National Heart Foundation early career fellowship (No. 1036350).