Influence of the socio-cultural environment and external factors in following plant-based diets

Ujué Fresán, Sofie Errendal, Winston J. Craig

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Abstract

A general transition to plant-based diets is recommended for improved human and planetary health. The information about why people opt for plant-based diets can be used to profile future health promotion initiatives. We studied the reasons that encouraged the adoption and maintenance of plant-based diets and the influence of the socio-cultural environment and other external factors. Through the use of a specifically designed questionnaire, we evaluated two different populations. Interpreting data from 229 participants, we observed the relevance of adapting strategies to motivate people to embrace plant-based diets according to their socio-cultural environment. External factors facilitating access to plant-based products appeared to be essential in both populations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9093
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov 1

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Keywords

  • Diet motivation
  • Food price
  • Plant-based diet
  • Plant-based food availability
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

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