Where do Dutch adults obtain their snack foods? Cross-sectional exploration of individuals' interactions with the food environment

Joreintje D. Mackenbach*, Matthew Hobbs, Maria G. M. Pinho

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We investigated frequency of consumption and location of obtaining snack foods and sociodemographic differences therein. Data: cross-sectional survey data (N = 1784 Dutch adults 18–65 years) on the frequency of consumption of 10 snack foods and where they obtained them. Adjusted logistic regression analyses revealed notable differences in the frequency of snack food consumption between younger and older adults and between those with low vs. high socioeconomic position (SEP). The location of obtaining snack foods also differed between sociodemographic groups with supermarkets forming an important point-of-purchase for snack foods, especially for those with low SEP and with children in their household.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102802
JournalHealth and Place
Early online date21 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

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