Preferred sources of nutrition information: Contrasts between younger and older adults

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Abstract

Preferences for sources of nutrition information are determined by age, social relationships, resource familiarity, and electronic literacy. Young adults (ages 18-25) and older adults (ages 60-103) were surveyed. Young adults took Research Readiness Self-Assessments that measure electronic information literacy. Dietitians were preferred by 34% of younger adults and 15% of older adults. Internet was favored by 22% of young adults, but many had trouble evaluating the quality of nutrition Web sites. Older adults in poor health sought out dietitians, while the remainder preferred other health professionals. The youngest adults and many healthy older adults preferred family and friends

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-190
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Intergenerational Relationships
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Consumer
  • Internet
  • Media
  • Nutrition literacy

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