Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Two-thirds Of Adult Population In Spain Eats No Fruit On Weekends

Date:
May 18, 2009
Source:
Plataforma SINC
Summary:
Researchers have studied the link between meal times and the choice of foods eaten by Spaniards aged between 25 and 49. The study analyses the cases of specific foodstuffs, in particular fruit. The results show that 66% of adults living in Spain eat fruit with their main meals, particularly from Monday to Friday.

An international group of researchers has studied the link between meal times and the choice of foods eaten by Spaniards aged between 25 and 49. The study, which has been published in the latest issue of the journal Appetite, analyses the cases of specific foodstuffs, in particular fruit. The results show that 66% of adults living in Spain eat fruit with their main meals, particularly from Monday to Friday.

The study, carried out on-line using a sample of 831 people living in Spain aged between 25 and 49, recorded their food intake during the day and related this to the social context of these kinds of foods. The results show that we eat certain foods in preference to others depending upon the time of the meal.

When it comes to fruit, the study shows that 66% of adults eat it with their main meals, although it is not a major component of these meals. According to the study's authors, most fruit is consumed during the day around 3pm and after 7pm. In addition, the data show that fruit is a "Monday to Friday" food, as it is eaten less frequently at the weekend.

The researchers have also discovered links between some kinds of food and certain contexts. For example, there is a relationship between the ‘sandwich' and ‘sweets and chocolates' categories and working at a computer.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Plataforma SINC. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

Plataforma SINC. "Two-thirds Of Adult Population In Spain Eats No Fruit On Weekends." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 May 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090518103233.htm>.
Plataforma SINC. (2009, May 18). Two-thirds Of Adult Population In Spain Eats No Fruit On Weekends. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 29, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090518103233.htm
Plataforma SINC. "Two-thirds Of Adult Population In Spain Eats No Fruit On Weekends." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090518103233.htm (accessed July 29, 2014).

Share This




More Health & Medicine News

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Deadly Ebola Virus Threatens West Africa

Deadly Ebola Virus Threatens West Africa

AP (July 28, 2014) West African nations and international health organizations are working to contain the largest Ebola outbreak in history. It's one of the deadliest diseases known to man, but the CDC says it's unlikely to spread in the U.S. (July 28) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
$15B Deal on Vets' Health Care Reached

$15B Deal on Vets' Health Care Reached

AP (July 28, 2014) A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. (July 28) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Two Americans Contract Ebola in Liberia

Two Americans Contract Ebola in Liberia

Reuters - US Online Video (July 28, 2014) Two American aid workers in Liberia test positive for Ebola while working to combat the deadliest outbreak of the virus ever. Linda So reports. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

AP (July 28, 2014) Classes are being offered nationwide to encourage African Americans to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. The program is trying to combat obesity, heart disease and other ailments often linked to diet. (July 28) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:
from the past week

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins