Food and fibre in a Scottish Community

Sonja M. Hunt, Candace Currie, Claudia J. Martin

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A survey of food habits was carried out by trained local residents in a small village in West Lothian. Results indicate that there was a relatively low reported consumption of high fibre products, particularly wholemeal bread. Fruit and vegetables were regarded as particularly good for health, but often not bought because of expense or availability. Meat was regarded as highly desirable by a majority of respondents. The responses of elderly people suggested that their diet may be poor in relation to fibre. Only one-third reported changing food habits. The implications of the findings for health education are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-229
Number of pages7
JournalHealth Education Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1987


  • Scotland
  • diet and nutrition
  • fibre consumption
  • food habits


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