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Shopping for food in socially contrasting localities

Ellaway, A., and Macintyre, S. (2000) Shopping for food in socially contrasting localities. British Food Journal, 102 (1). pp. 52-59. ISSN 0007-070X (doi:10.1108/00070700010310632)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00070700010310632

Abstract

Studies the food shopping practices and priorities among residents (in their mid-40s and mid-60s) of four socially contrasting neighbourhoods in Glasgow, Scotland. Poorer people were more likely to give priority to price. Although overall, most grocery shopping is done in supermarkets, poorer people and those living in more disadvantaged areas were more likely than higher income groups to shop for basic foodstuffs such as bread, milk, fruit and vegetables in local shops. Public health and social policies may need to focus on local neighbourhoods in order to reach those groups whose health is poorer and who are most at risk from diet related diseases.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Ellaway, Dr Anne and Macintyre, Prof Sally
Authors: Ellaway, A., and Macintyre, S.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO Unit
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:British Food Journal
ISSN:0007-070X

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