Risk Communication: Diet, Nutrition, and Health

S. Jin, E. van Kleef, K.T. Verkooijen, L.J. Frewer

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Abstract

Nutrition and food safety related diseases such as foodborne illnesses, some cancers, and obesity belong to the most challenging health concerns of our time. As a consequence, the provision of information about diet, health, and nutrition is increasing, and spreads rapidly by the (mass) media, including social media. Communication regarding diet, health, and nutrition is about providing knowledge and skills so that consumers are better able to select and consume healthy and safe foods. Various barriers to effective communication about healthy food choices can be identified. Communicators need to focus on a variety of issues, ranging from reaching the right target population to ensuring that the message is understood and implemented in daily life. Therefore, in the present article some relevant consumer behavior issues facing the communication of risk in the field of nutrition and diet will be examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Food Safety
EditorsGeoffrey W. Smithers
PublisherElsevier
Pages338-343
Edition2
ISBN (Print)9780128225202
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2024

Keywords

  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumer perceptions
  • Food labeling
  • Interventions
  • Nutrition information
  • Risk-benefit communication and trust
  • Risk communication

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