Dietary trends from 1950 to 2010: a Dutch cookbook analysis

Marjolein E. Buisman*, Jochem Jonkman

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Abstract

Dietary trends and changing lifestyle patterns have been associated with the increasing occurrence of obesity in the Western world. These dietary trends are
commonly studied using longitudinal food consumption surveys. An alternative to studying changes in eating behaviour may be found in recipe analysis of
traditional cookbooks. Few such studies exist, however, and it is unclear whether dietary trends over time can be identified this way. The present paper
analyses full-meal recipes from a traditional Dutch cookbook between 1950 and 2010. The selected recipes show an increase in energy density. Additionally,
the protein weight per kcal increased. In general, the observed trends are similar to those identified by the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey. The
analysis therefore suggests that traditional cookbooks can be used as an indicator to identify dietary trends over time, although further studies are necessary to support this hypothesis.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere5
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nutritional Science
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2019

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Buisman, Marjolein E. ; Jonkman, Jochem. / Dietary trends from 1950 to 2010: a Dutch cookbook analysis. In: Journal of Nutritional Science. 2019 ; Vol. 8.
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