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Type: Journal article
Title: When food is neither good nor bad: Children's evaluations of transformed and combined food products
Author: Thompson, K.
Blunden, S.
Brindal, E.
Hendrie, G.
Citation: Journal of Child Health Care, 2011; 15(4):261-271
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 1367-4935
1741-2889
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Kirrilly Thompson, Sarah Blunden, Emily Brindal and Gilly Hendrie
Abstract: This study examined children’s subjective perceptions of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods. Four interactive focus groups were conducted with 27 children aged 5–9 in South Australia. Each focus group was engaged in a food picture sorting activity. Whilst most children were able to discriminate good and bad whole foods or ingredients, they were less able to agree at a group level on the categorization of combined and transformed food products with which they are most likely to be presented in their ‘everyday’ lives. We discuss this confusion using Mary Douglas’s (1966) theory of ‘matter out of place’. Accordingly, health promotion messages should cultivate the skills required to reconcile the co-presence of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ingredients in one product or meal.
Keywords: Humans
Photography
Focus Groups
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Choice Behavior
Food
Child
Child, Preschool
South Australia
Female
Male
Rights: Copyright The Author(s) 2011
DOI: 10.1177/1367493511414449
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