A survey, conducted in ten secondary schools in Nottingham and involving 492 respondents aged 11‐16, examined the relationship between adolescents′ attitudes towards food components such as fat, protein and fibre and their attitudes towards the role of specific food items containing those components in maintaining a healthy diet. The results showed that attitudes towards selected food components tended to be held more strongly than attitudes towards foods containing those components. Thus whilst nearly 80 per cent respondents favoured a reduction in fat intake, only 45.8 per cent favoured a decrease in butter consumption. Attitudes towards specific food components and specific food items are a function of a number of complex inter‐related variables which require further investigation.
Lund, B.K., Gregson, K., Neale, R.J. and Tilston, C.H. (1990), "Dietary Awareness of Children: Specific Food Items", British Food Journal, Vol. 92 No. 8, pp. 28-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000002327
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