An (Extended) Abstract: Exploring Food Habit Formation in Young UK Families—The Case of Sustainable Seafood

Published on Jan 1, 2017
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-45596-9_46
Maria Musarskaya2
Estimated H-index: 2
(BU: Bournemouth University),
Dawn Birch15
Estimated H-index: 15
(BU: Bournemouth University),
Juliet Memery8
Estimated H-index: 8
(BU: Bournemouth University)
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Abstract
Regular consumption of a well-balanced diet is an important factor for ensuring healthy nutrition, especially in children of primary school age. In particular, seafood products are key components of a healthy diet and are important culturally and ethically around the world (Affinita et al. 2013). The communication of a balanced and ethical diet and the achieved health benefits needs to be carefully balanced to take into account various family factors which influence eating habit formation in young children (Castano et al. 2015). The family atmosphere is the first and most crucial place where children acquire the examples and principles of own eating habits. Indeed, this paper explores the effects of family eating habits on sustainable seafood consumption habit creation in children.
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