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Factors Influencing Food Choice among Ethnic Minority Adolescents

Nasira Sheikh (Research Assistant, at King′s College, London, UK.)
Jane Thomas (Lecturer in Nutrition, at King′s College, London, UK.)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 1994



The Asian diet has been implicated in a number of diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD), non‐insulin dependent diabetes myelitis (NIDDM), rickets and anaemia. It has also been established that chronic diseases such as CHD and cancer, which have a long lag phase before symptoms appear, are also significant to young people, as their dietary patterns over the years can influence the onset of these diseases. Argues that research on the diet of the young cannot exclude the psychological and cultural factors involved in the motives behind food choice decision‐making processes, for any health education programme to be effective.



Sheikh, N. and Thomas, J. (1994), "Factors Influencing Food Choice among Ethnic Minority Adolescents", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 94 No. 4, pp. 18-22.




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