Applying the Salutogenic Framework to Nutrition Research and Practice

E.C. Swan*, L.I. Bouwman, G.J. Hiddink, N. Aarts, M. Koelen

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Much research has identified a sea of factors related to unhealthy diets to make sense of why people struggle to eat healthy diets. However, little is known of factors that empower healthy eating. Antonovsky's salutogenesis provides an innovative framework to study these factors and identify resources and mechanisms underlying healthy eating practices. We give recommendations for future research and provide examples of how salutogenesis has inspired our own research to gain new insights into the origins of healthy eating. Lastly, implications of using future findings in designing novel nutrition promotion strategies are outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Promotion
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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