Factors Influencing attitudes to food and eating behaviour

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  • Factors influencing attitudes to food and eating behaviour
    • Social Influences
      • Parental modelling
        • Children observe their parents. Inevitable as parent control what is being consumed and brought into the home
        • Brown and Ogden (2004) reported consistent correlations between parent and children between snack and meal intake with eating motivation and body dissatisfaction
        • Most of these studies centred around women in terms of body satisfication. However studies have shown that men especially homosexual males higher risk for eating disorders, dieting and body dissatisfaction - found by Siever (1994)
      • Media effects
        • Maclyntyre et al (1998) found that media has a major impact on what people eating also attitudes to certain foods
        • Researchers have stated that eating behaviour is limited by personal circumstances, however to place these circumstances against their own
        • Meyer and Gast (2008( surveyed 10-12 year olds and found a significant positive correlation between peer influence and disordered eating. Likability in peers most important
          • Best predictor of children relationship is looking at parent attitudes
    • Cultural Influences
      • Ethnicity
        • body disatisfication and related eating disorders are often characteristics of white women - Powell and Khan
          • Mumford et al (1991) found that bulimia was greater among Asian schoolgirls than among white girls
            • Striegel-Moore et al (1995) found evidence of a greater desire to be thin in black women
        • Ball and Kenardy studied 14 females found for all ethnic groups, longer time sent in Australia more responses were similar to born Australians
          • Mumford et al (1991) found that bulimia was greater among Asian schoolgirls than among white girls
            • Striegel-Moore et al (1995) found evidence of a greater desire to be thin in black women
      • Social class
        • Dissatisfaction, dieting behaviour and eating disorder more common in white women. Dambusch et al (1984) surveyed 7000 Americans and found that higher class females had a greater desire to be  thin
          • Story et al found American students who were of a higher class had a greater satisfaction with weight and lower ways of weight control
            • Goode et all (2008) used data from 2003 Scottish Health survey found income positively correlated eating behaviour
            • Other studies have found no relationship between class and weight and dissatisfaction, the desire for thinness and eating disorders
        • Goode et all (2008) used data from 2003 Scottish Health survey found income positively correlated eating behaviour

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