What influences our meal choices? Researchers from the Netherlands attempted to answer this question. They hypothesized that socioeconomic status might be involved.
Kamphuis and colleagues conducted face-to-face interviews among 399 adults (mean age 63y) participating in the Health and Living Conditions in Eindhoven and surrounding cities (GLOBE) cohort study. Five meal attributes (taste, healthiness, preparation time, travel time to shops, and price) were assessed with 3 or 4 levels for each attribute.