Title: Healthy food choice and dietary behavior in the elderly
Authors : Brombach, Christine
Landmann, Marianne
Ziesemer, Katrin
Bartsch, Silke
Winkler, Gertrud
Published in : Nutrition and Functional Foods for Healthy Aging
Pages : 101
Pages to: 110
Editors of the parent work: Watson, Ronald Ross
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Academic Press, Elsevier
Publisher / Ed. Institution: London
Issue Date: 2017
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Eating behavior; Elderly; Eating biography; Nutrition; Eating practices
Subject (DDC) : 613.2: Dietetics
Abstract: Eating is like breathing: inevitable and a requirement for survival. However, unlike breathing, which functions automatically and is geared by reflexes, eating behavior is far more complex. Eating is far more than simply providing the body with nutrients. Addressing the issues of aging and dietary behavior requires consulting a multitude of disciplines and examining a wide range of research topics and studies. We assume that it will require both a natural science approach and a social science approach; the two approaches adhere to different paradigms, methods, and research designs and therefore different foci. We denote that aging, nutrition, physiological needs, and nutrients are part of a natural science paradigm and that getting old, eating, meals, and an eating biography refer to everyday life events and a social science paradigm. Dietary or eating behavior in the elderly thus nurtures both paradigms, yet in this chapter we will focus on the social science aspects. Humans tend to eat what they are used to eat denoting and what they have learned to like. Food behavior is learned behavior and highly reflects routines and habits, reinstitutionalizing an ongoing process of dietary habits each day. This chapter will look at biographical and cultural factors contributing to and shaping our daily food choices and eating behaviors. We start by addressing what we know from literature and then present two studies we conducted to learn more about biographical and intergenerational factors contributing to food behaviors.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Food and Beverage Innovation (ILGI)
Publication type: Book Part
DOI : 10.1016/B978-0-12-805376-8.00011-3
ISBN: 978-0-12-805376-8
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/2850
Published as part of the ZHAW project : senpan: das W├Ądenswiler Seniorenpanel
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