Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science
First Faculty Advisor
Rickelle Richards, PhD, MPH, RDN
First Faculty Reader
Curtis Child, PhD
Jeffery Tessem, PhD
Objective: To evaluate if frequent usage of canned foods in childhood households affected college students’ current understandings of, perceptions towards, and usage of canned foods.
Methods: A secondary data analysis was conducted based on data collected from students who completed The Perceptions and Use of Canned Foods questionnaire. ANOVA statistics were used to make comparisons between students exposed (ECF; n=65) and not exposed (NECF; n=237) to canned foods during childhood.
Results: Compared with NECF, the ECF more strongly agreed that canned foods counted towards United States’ dietary recommendations (p
Conclusions and Implications: Frequent usage of canned foods during childhood positively affected students’ perceptions towards canned foods’ ability to meet dietary recommendations. Encouraging parents to incorporate healthy canned foods in meal preparation may help promote positive perceptions about canned foods.
Key words: canned foods, college students, exposure
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Drury, Robert H.; Brown, Lora Beth; Williams, Pauline; Eggett, Dennis; and Richards, Rickelle, "College Students’ Understandings of, Perceptions Towards, and Usage of Canned Foods Based on Exposure to Canned Foods During Childhood" (2018). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 28.