The Impact of Both Individual and Contextual Factors on the Acceptance of Personalized Dietary Advice

Emily P. Bouwman*, Machiel J. Reinders, Joris Galama, Muriel C.D. Verain

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Abstract

(1) Background: The aim of the current study is to investigate which between-and within-person factors influence the acceptance of personalized dietary advice. (2) Methods: A repeated measurements design was used in which 343 participants (M (SD) age = 48 (17.3), 49% female) filled out a baseline survey and started with nine repeated surveys. (3) Results: The results show that the acceptance of personalized dietary advice is influenced by both within-person and between-person factors. The acceptance is higher at lunch compared to breakfast and dinner, higher at home than out of home, higher at moments when individuals have a high intention to eat healthily, find weight control an important food choice motive and have a high healthy-eating self-efficacy. Moreover, the acceptance is higher when individuals do not see the eating context as a barrier and when individuals believe that personalized dietary advice has more benefits than risks. (4) Conclusions: Future behavioral interventions that use personalized dietary advice should consider the context as well as individual differences.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1866
JournalNutrients
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • acceptance
  • context
  • healthy eating
  • mealtime
  • personalized dietary advice

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