Perceptions des femmes et des hommes envers le plaisir de manger et la saine alimentation

Authors: Landry, Myriam
Advisor: Desroches, SophieLemieux, Simone
Abstract: Most interventions promoting the adoption of a healthy diet are currently communicating biomedically-oriented messages, merely presenting healthy foods as useful tools for health maintenance or improvement. Given the low effectiveness of these measures in inducing behavioural changes, several researchers have recommended a shift in the intervention strategies traditionally used with populations to make the notion of eating pleasure a central piece of nutritional interventions. However, first gaining knowledge about a population’s perceptions is necessary in order to effectively operationalize this new type of approach in a way that is adapted to a target audience. This manuscript presents a qualitative study exploring a sample of Quebecers’ perceptions about eating pleasure and healthy eating, in order to inform future interventions using an approach focused on eating pleasure to promote healthy eating. It is outlined that participants associated eating pleasure with both healthy and unhealthy components of diets. Despite the ambivalence observed in the participants’ speech about the relationship between the two studied concepts, many results from this study could be used to support the development of interventions that would help individuals associate healthy eating with enjoyment.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2017
Open Access Date: 24 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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