Special Issue "Food Choice and Consumer Preferences"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: food choice; consumer preference; sensory marketing; children; nutrition
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Interests: Sustainable food choice; consumer preference; healthy and sustainable eating patterns
Consumers play a vital role in the success of sustainable food products and the health and sustainability of the food system. Although the availability of sustainable foods has increased over the past decade, it remains mostly unclear how to steer consumer towards making sustainable food choices and establish eating patterns consistent with a sustainable way of living. Food choice is determined by a wide variety of factors such as, availability, accessibility, beliefs, perceived barriers, perceived benefits and taste preferences. Understanding of these determinants in relation to sustainable foods and eating patterns is instrumental for marketers, product developers and those working in public health to increase the uptake of sustainable foods and sustainable eating patterns by a significant part of consumers.
The studies of this Special Issue are expected to address:
- Identification of key belief structures which guide consumers’ sustainable food choice and behaviours
- Sensory aspects of sustainable foods
- Consumer segmentation
- Consumer interventions aimed to increased consumers preference and buying behaviour towards sustainable food products
Dr. Djin Gie Liem
Ms. Davina Mann
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- eating patterns