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Canada, Food Guides, diet quality, healthy food diversity

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Subject-Keyword: Canada Food Guides diet quality healthy food diversity

Type of item: Report

Language: English

Place: Canada

Time: 10984-1996

Description: Latest data on the diet of Canadians from the Canadian Community Health Survey reveals that the diet quality of Canadians needs improvement. Within this paper predictors of diet quality in Canada are identified based on two cross-sectional data sets from the Canadian Food Expenditure Survey. To measure diet quality, the Canadian Healthy Food Diversity CanHFD-Index is developed which is based on Food Guide recommendations. Moreover, this paper considers that the Food Guide between survey years has changed when analyzing diet quality. To track changes in demand for diet quality we use -Canada’s Food Guide 1982- to calculate CanHFD-Index for 1984 and 1996. Changes in demand for diet quality according to -Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating 1992- are observed by calculating CanHFDIndex with data from 1984 and 1996. Theoretically, this model is related to Becker’s household production theory and Lancaster’s characteristics approach. Multiple regression results show significant changes in the Canadian demand for food diversity over time. Some of the differences can be traced back to the different versions of the Canada Food Guide. Increasing age, higher income, being female, and high education level are positive predictors of diet quality in 1984 and 1996 among others.

Date created: 2008

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3TB0XX4Z

License information: Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported

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Author: Drescher, Larissa S. Goddard, Ellen

Source: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/


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RURAL ECONOMY COMPARING PREDICTORS OF DIET QUALITY IN CANADA OVER TIME UNDER CONSIDERATION OF ALTERING FOOD GUIDES Larissa S.
Drescher and Ellen Goddard Staff Paper #08 - 01 Staff Paper Department of Rural Economy Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada COMPARING PREDICTORS OF DIET QUALITY IN CANADA OVER TIME UNDER CONSIDERATION OF ALTERING FOOD GUIDES Larissa S.
Drescher and Ellen Goddard The authors are, respectively: Larissa Drescher, Marketing and Consumer Research, Technische Universität München, Germany Ellen Goddard, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Acknowledgements: The authors gratefully acknowledge financial support from the H. Wilhelm Schaumann-Stiftung Hamburg, Germany and the Co-operative Program in Agricultural Marketing and Business, University of Alberta.
We thank participants of seminars in Edmonton and Québec City as well as Thomas Herzfeld for valuable comments. The purpose of the Rural Economy ‘Staff Papers’ series is to provide a forum to accelerate the presentation of issues, concepts, ideas and research results within the academic and professional community.
Staff Papers are published without peer review. Comparing predictors of diet quality in Canada over time under consideration of altering food guides Abstract Latest data on the diet of Canadians from the Canadian Community Health Survey reveals that the diet quality of Canadians needs improvement.
Within this paper predictors of diet quality in Canada are identified based on two cross-sectional data sets from the Canadian Food Expenditure Survey.
To measure diet quality, the Canadian Healthy Food Diversity (CanHFD)-Index is developed which is based on Food Guide recommendations.
Moreover, this paper considers that the Food Guide between survey years has changed when analyzing diet quality.
To track changes in demand for diet quality we use “Canada’s Food Guide 1982” to calculate Ca...





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