The obesogenic household: Factors influencing dietary gatekeeper satisfaction with family diet

Reid, Mike, Worsley, Anthony and Mavondo, Felix 2015, The obesogenic household: Factors influencing dietary gatekeeper satisfaction with family diet, Psychology & marketing, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 544-557, doi: 10.1002/mar.20799.

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Title The obesogenic household: Factors influencing dietary gatekeeper satisfaction with family diet
Author(s) Reid, Mike
Worsley, AnthonyORCID iD for Worsley, Anthony
Mavondo, Felix
Contributor(s) Lowe, B
Souza-Monteiro, D M
Fraser, I
Journal name Psychology & marketing
Volume number 32
Issue number 5
Start page 544
End page 557
Total pages 14
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, Eng
Publication date 2015-05
ISSN 0742-6046
Summary The rise in obesity and its co-morbidities has focused the attention of researchers on factors that influence the consumption of a healthy diet. Obesogenic (obesity-promoting) environments are an important area of investigation and a significant opportunity for health interventions. In this research, we identify the home as just such an environment and argue that the dietary gatekeeper within the home has a significant influence on what a family eats and subsequently the health status of family members. We propose a model that relates dietary gatekeeper cognitions and food-related capabilities to food acquisition and transformation practices and subsequent diet outcomes. An online survey was completed by 326 US and 323 Australian dietary gatekeepers to test the relationships in the model. Our results suggest improving dietary gatekeepers’ capabilities, including their cooking confidence and nutritional confidence, and their food acquisition and food transformation practices can have positive health benefits for gatekeepers and their families. Implications for health policymakers and food marketers are presented.
Language eng
DOI 10.1002/mar.20799
Field of Research 111104 Public Nutrition Intervention
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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