Thulisile‬‬ Dlamini ‭

Department

Consumer and Food Sciences

Degree

MConSci General

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.

Email

[email protected]

Supervisors

  • Supervisor: Dr AT Viljoen
  • Co-supervisor: Dr HJ Fisher

Memberships

South African Association of Family Ecology and Consumer Science (SAAFECS)

Conferences

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

Published by Gertruida Erasmus

Copyright © University of Pretoria 2022. All rights reserved.

COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

To contact the University during the COVID-19 lockdown, please send an email to [email protected]

Click here for frequently asked questions for first year UP students

FAQ's Email Us Virtual Campus Share Cookie Preferences