Cooking and shopping

Cooking and shopping

There is an increasing variety of food available to us. How do we decide which food to buy and prepare? How can we eat healthy, even when shopping on a budget? Should we eat fresh, dried or frozen products? Maintaining a healthy, sustainable diet relies on access to a variety of different foods. It’s important to consider the origin, quality and safety of what we eat. Lots of options are available for us to meet our daily dietary recommendations, whether it’s from a supermarket, an organic farmer’s market, or even from our own garden.

Consumer information paradox: The evolution of consumer motivations and behaviours

25 November 2015

How can we reconcile the need to give more information on food products with consumers’ reluctance to engage in deliberation when buying food?

How to eat healthily on a budget

23 March 2011

In these economically tough times a substantial number of Europeans are struggling to afford food, and Europeans everywhere are trying to make savings on their food bills. There is a common misconception that all healthy food is expensive.

Can cooking skills be the key to health?

12 February 2011

Many different factors affect the type of food chosen and consumed, but the skill to prepare appropriate food plays an important role. A lack of skills in preparing and cooking food could impact on health as it can limit choices...

The Factors That Influence Our Food Choices

06 June 2006

Given the priority for population dietary change there is a need for a greater understanding of the determinants that affect food choice. This review examines the major influences on food choice with a focus on those that are amenable to change and discusses some successful interventions.