Consumer and Food Sciences
Contribution of the local and home food environments on the food practices of black adults in Gauteng
This study explored and described the contribution of the local and home-food environments of urban black adults residing in Gauteng Province, to ascertain how these environments influence their food practices. The food consumption patterns of South Africans have developed and changed due to socio-structural changes such as rapid urbanisation, modernisation, globalisation, acculturation, and economic advancement. As a result of these broader systemic changes, food systems and environments simultaneously changed to adapt to technological developments and to match consumers’ lifestyle changes. Motivated by concerns about the rising number of urban black South African adults who are overweight or obese, there is a need to explore how existing food environments contribute to their food practices. This study attempts to fill a gap in the available information and literature on the food environments and food practices of urban black adults in South Africa.
- Supervisor: Dr AT Viljoen
- Co-supervisor: Dr HJ Fisher
South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Science (SAAFECS)
Dlamini, T., ViljoenT., & H Fisher, H. (2018) Contribution of the local and home food environments on the food practices of black adults in Gauteng.13th International South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Science Conference. Pretoria 5-9 March