4198.0 Exploring the Complexity of Factors Influencing Food Decisions

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 12:30 PM
Social and environmental influences on purchasing and consumption behaviors are gaining new light to inform future strategies to improve dietary practices. Examining contexts associated with the choices of working parents, minorities, vulnerable groups and populations with lack of access to healthy foods is an important step to begin to develop clear approaches that improve decision making capabilities and messages that influence awareness of health risks and human rights. Presenters will generate insight in areas of influence such as seafood advisories, social food networks, food desserts or oases and working parent coping strategies.
Session Objectives: 1)Describe contexts and influences of food purchasing and consumption behaviors 2)Explain how awareness, social networks, food environments and coping strategies can influence the intake of healthy vs. unhealthy foods 3)Discuss ways that influences on consumption behaviors could be considered for policies, programs and interventions to improve healthy eating practices for particular populations
Gail L. Kaye, PhD,LPCC, RD, LD

12:50 PM
A Qualitative Exploratory Study of Food Management Strategies among African Americans
Jylana Sheats, MPH, Darleesa Doss, MPH, Fernando Ona, PhD, MPH, Paula Jones, PhD (c) and Dyeshia Sampson
1:30 PM
Food choice coping strategies of employed parents: Associations with structural work conditions
Carol M. Devine, PhD,RD, Tracy J. Farrell, MS, Christine Blake, PhD, RD, Elaine Wethington, PhD, Margaret Jastran, RD and Carole Bisogni, PhD

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Organized by: Food and Nutrition

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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