In the last two decades, India has witnessed a dramatic rise in the consumption of packaged foods, especially among adolescents. Food labelling is often recognised as an instrumental population-based approach which can enable consumers to make informed food choices by providing all the necessary details about the food product on the packaging. In the Indian context, where adolescent obesity and the ensuing non-communicable diseases are escalating, it is crucial to understand adolescents' views on the use of non-nutritious packaged foods and food labels. Therefore, the aim of this qualitative inquiry was to explore Indian adolescents' perceptions regarding the consumption of packaged food and use of food labels. Convenience sampling was employed to recruit 29 boys and 15girls (aged 10-19 years) from rural Varanasi, India. Semi-structured, face-to-face interviews were conducted in the local language. Interview recordings were transcribed verbatim and translated to English. Narrative data were subjected to thematic analysis using...
Indian adolescents' perceptions of packaged food and food labels - a qualitative inquiry.
Neha Rathi, Department of Community Medicine, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 221005, India. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sangeeta Kansal, Aryan Raj, Nikitha Pedapanga, Worsley, A., Neha Rathi; Indian adolescents' perceptions of packaged food and food labels - a qualitative inquiry.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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