Implications of modified food choices and food-related lifestyles following the economic crisis in the Marche Region of Italy.

Auteur(s) :
Scuri S., Tesauro M., Petrelli F., Peroni A., Kracmarova L., Grappasonni I.
Date :
Fév, 2021
Source(s) :
Annali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunita. #30:2 p173-172
Adresse :
School of Medicinal and Health Products Sciences, University of Camerino, Italy.

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BACKGROUND
The economic crisis in Italy has led to profound changes in resource management not only at the macro level but also for individual families, causing substantial changes in different habits of Italians.

STUDY DESIGN
The purpose of this research was to conduct a study on changes in family eating habits potentially triggered by the economic crisis was conducted in an area of the Marche Region in central Italy.

METHODS
The research was conducted in the period 2016 – 2017 by administering a specific and anonymous questionnaire.

RESULTS
The interviewed people has reduced its food consumption. In particular, analyzing the results for the animal protein food group, there has been a reduction in purchase of beef, and an increase in that of pork. Overall fish consumption has decreased by 44%, with a decrease in the purchase of fresh fish, and an increase in that of canned fish products. Finally, consumers have reduced their purchases of fresh and canned legumes, fresh vegetables, and fresh fruit.

CONCLUSION
The economic crisis seems to have changed the eating habits and food-related lifestyle choices of the subjects studied, especially in the urban area affected by the deeper economic depression. These changes are likely to have permanent social consequences, and deserve to be analyzed also in smaller territories in order to better understand the dynamics of individual choices and the social framework.

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