Understanding the food choice process of adolescents in the context of family and friends.

@article{Contento2006UnderstandingTF,
  title={Understanding the food choice process of adolescents in the context of family and friends.},
  author={Isobel R. Contento and Sunyna S. Williams and John L. Michela and Amie B Franklin},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={575-82}
}
PURPOSE To understand from the adolescents' own perspective the decision-making processes they use to make food choices on an everyday basis and how they resolve their need for personal control over food choices with the values of family and peers. METHODS A sample of 108 adolescents, aged 11-18 years, were individually interviewed. They were asked in a simulated task to choose a lunch from a menu of offerings and give reasons for their choices. In addition, open-ended questions probed for… CONTINUE READING
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