Attitudes and Acceptability of Behavior Change Techniques to Promote Healthy Food Choices Among Danish Adolescents

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, Wiley, ISSN 1077-727X

Volume 44, 3, 2016

DOI:10.1111/fcsr.12142, Dimensions: pub.1006627510,



  1. (1) Aalborg University, grid.5117.2, AAU
  2. (2) University of Copenhagen, grid.5254.6, KU






This study addressed attitudes of using nudging-like measures in community schools to promote healthy food choices among Danish adolescents. Data were successfully collected for 408 respondents. The next step was to prepare descriptive statistics and conduct factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Respondents were positive toward less intrusive interventions, but they had negative attitudes toward interventions targeting their self-image. Self-reported level of vegetable intake, healthy food habits, and eco-consciousness had the strongest positive association. Respondents considered it to be acceptable for the school to attempt to intervene with their health-related behavior, but respondents saw it as neither the school's obligation nor responsibility. School-based health promotion could benefit from these findings.

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