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J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014 Sep-Oct;46(5):445-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2014.05.002. Epub 2014 Jun 25.

Report of an EU-US symposium on understanding nutrition-related consumer behavior: strategies to promote a lifetime of healthy food choices.

Author information

1
Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Electronic address: karl.friedl@nih.gov.
2
SR Strategy, LLC, Washington, DC.
3
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
4
Department of Pediatrics and Children's Eating Laboratory, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO.
5
Institute of Psychological Sciences, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
6
Unit F3 Agri-Food Chain, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.
7
Division of Nutrition Research Coordination, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Abstract

This report summarizes an EU-US Task Force on Biotechnology Research symposium on healthy food choices and nutrition-related purchasing behaviors. This meeting was unique in its transdisciplinary approach to obesity and in bringing together scientists from academia, government, and industry. Discussion relevant to funders and researchers centered on (1) increased use of public-private partnerships, (2) the complexity of food behaviors and obesity risk and multilevel aspects that must be considered, and (3) the importance of transatlantic cooperation and collaboration that could accelerate advances in this field. A call to action stressed these points along with a commitment to enhanced communication strategies.

KEYWORDS:

Obesity; eating practices; food behavior; purchasing behavior

PMID:
24974355
PMCID:
PMC4165650
DOI:
10.1016/j.jneb.2014.05.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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