Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Association between Food Shopping Motivators and the Home Food Environment

Class

Article

College

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Faculty Mentor

Carrie Durward

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Objective: To examine whether the home food environment (HFE) is related to food shopping motivating factors. Method: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants were interviewed about their HFE, factors motivating them while shopping, and food security status, using Perceived Nutrition Environment Measure Survey and 6-item US Household Food Security Survey questionnaires. Composite home food environment scores were derived by summing availability and accessibility to healthy food and deducting unhealthy access and availability. Analysis included multiple linear regression models. Results: Being motivated by nutrition and food security were positively associated with HFE (ß= 4.70, p= 0.03 and ß= 1.44, p= 0.06 respectively). Conclusion and Implications: Healthier HFE was seen among shoppers that were food secure and those who consider nutrition important. Efforts to improve food security and increase perceived importance of nutrition while shopping may be a useful tool to improve HFE. Keywords: Food shopping, Motivators, Food security, and Food environment.

Location

The North Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

4-12-2018 4:15 PM

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Association between Food Shopping Motivators and the Home Food Environment

The North Atrium

Objective: To examine whether the home food environment (HFE) is related to food shopping motivating factors. Method: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants were interviewed about their HFE, factors motivating them while shopping, and food security status, using Perceived Nutrition Environment Measure Survey and 6-item US Household Food Security Survey questionnaires. Composite home food environment scores were derived by summing availability and accessibility to healthy food and deducting unhealthy access and availability. Analysis included multiple linear regression models. Results: Being motivated by nutrition and food security were positively associated with HFE (ß= 4.70, p= 0.03 and ß= 1.44, p= 0.06 respectively). Conclusion and Implications: Healthier HFE was seen among shoppers that were food secure and those who consider nutrition important. Efforts to improve food security and increase perceived importance of nutrition while shopping may be a useful tool to improve HFE. Keywords: Food shopping, Motivators, Food security, and Food environment.