Families - Workstream

The way people decide what food to buy and eat is affected by many things, like family, local community and where people live. Usually, we think that mums are in charge of shopping, planning meals and cooking. But this is not always the case. Dads and children affect what sorts of food mum buys and makes. With the levels of obesity getting worse, we need to understand how families decide what sorts of food to buy and eat. Then we can work out how to help people make healthier food choices.

This study will look at the way families make decisions about what food to buy and eat, and how families talk and think about food in general. We will look at families from different places and backgrounds and work with them over time.

Currently, this study is being planned. For more information please contact:

Dr Paul Bissell
Email: p.bissell@sheffield.ac.uk
Tel: 0114 222 0831