Consumer perceptions of dietary changes for reducing fat intake.
Although consumers have been advised to reduce their dietary fat intake, there has been no change in average fat intake (as a percentage of energy) in the United Kingdom over the past decade.
In the study reported in this paper, the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1991) was used to investigate consumers'attitudes, subjective norm and perceived control as they relate to reducing fat in the diet.
Information about current fat intake was also obtained using a Food Frequency Questionnaire, for all 390 respondents who were then classified into tertiles based on their actual and perceived current fat intakes.
For the total sample, subjective norm was the most important predictor of intentions to reduce fat intake and to carry out specific dietary changes.
This was also the case for people consuming a low fat diet and for those who perceived their fat intake as low, while attitude was the best predictor of intention for people consuming a high fat diet and for those who perceived their fat intake as high.
Perceived control was found to be a poor predictor of intention in all cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Recommandation alimentaire, Régime alimentaire restrictif, Lipide, Consommation alimentaire, Perception, Changement comportement, Intention, Attitude, Comportement alimentaire, Nutriment, Macronutriment, Alimentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Dietary allowance, Restricted diet, Lipids, Food intake, Perception, Behavior change, Intention, Attitude, Feeding behavior, Nutrient, Macronutrient, Feeding
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