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dc.contributor.authorWills, Wendy
dc.contributor.authorDanesi, Giada
dc.contributor.authorKapetanaki, Ariadni
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-31T16:36:36Z
dc.date.available2019-07-31T16:36:36Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-01
dc.identifier.citationWills , W , Danesi , G , Kapetanaki , A & Hamilton , L 2019 , ' Socio-Economic Factors, the Food Environment and Lunchtime Food Purchasing by Young People at Secondary School ' , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , vol. 16 , no. 9 , 1605 . https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16091605
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 16681757
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85065872487
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dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-2388-3278/work/68611749
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/21517
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this paper is to report on the lunchtime food purchasing practices of secondary school students and some of the factors related to this purchasing, including the influence of socio-economic status (SES) and the food environment within and around schools. A mixed methods study incorporating an online purchasing recall questionnaire and multiple qualitative methods was undertaken at seven UK secondary schools. The analysis shows that SES was intricately woven with lunchtime food practices. Three-quarters of participants regularly purchased food outside of school; those at low SES schools were more likely to report regularly leaving school to buy food. Young people’s perception of food sold in schools in areas of low SES was often negative and they left school to find ‘better’ food and value for money. Taste, ingredients and advertisements were factors that mattered to young people at schools with low or mixed SES; health as a driver was only mentioned at pupils at a high SES school. For public health initiatives to be effective, it is critical to consider food purchasing practices as complex socio-economically driven phenomena and this study offers important insights along with suggestions for designing interventions that consider SES. Availability of food outlets may be less important than meeting young people’s desires for tasty food and positive relationships with peers, caterers and retailers, all shaped by SES. Innovative ways to engage young people, taking account of SES, are required.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
dc.subjectFood environment
dc.subjectFood purchasing practices
dc.subjectMixed methods
dc.subjectPurchasing recall questionnaire
dc.subjectQualitative methods
dc.subjectSecondary school
dc.subjectSES
dc.subjectYoung people
dc.subjectPublic Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
dc.subjectHealth, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
dc.titleSocio-Economic Factors, the Food Environment and Lunchtime Food Purchasing by Young People at Secondary Schoolen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Health and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research in Public Health and Community Care
dc.contributor.institutionNursing, Midwifery and Social Work
dc.contributor.institutionPublic Health and Communities
dc.contributor.institutionWeight and Obesity Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionEnterprise and Value Research Group
dc.contributor.institutionHertfordshire Business School
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