Modelling population responses to workplace minimum dietary standards introduced as workers return after social lockdowns

Benjamin J. J. McCormick, Andrea Scalco, Stephen Whybrow, Graham. W. Horgan, Jennie I. Macdiarmid* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Diet norms are the shared social behaviours and beliefs about diets. In many societies, including the UK, these norms are typically linked to unhealthy diets and impede efforts to improve food choices. Social interactions that could influence one another’s food choices, were highly disrupted during the lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A return to workplaces and re-establishment of eating networks may present an opportunity to influence dietary norms by introducing minimum dietary standards to in workplaces, which could then spread through wider home and workplace networks.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2390
Number of pages12
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume22
Issue number1
Early online date20 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2022

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Funding
This work was funded by the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environment Science Analytical Services Strategic Research Programme.

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