In terms of diets and food choice, adolescents are at a unique time in their lives: they are beginning to make choices about what to eat for themselves, and the behaviors they develop now can have impact on their health for years to come. But how do they decide what to eat? An innovative new study from researchers at Wageningen University & Research, Addis Ababa University, and Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, supported by A4NH, delved into what drives food choice among adolescents at schools in urban Ethiopia, using the students' own photographs and words.
The paper, titled "Assessing factors influencing adolescents' dietary behaviours in urban Ethiopia using participatory photography," was published in Public Health Nutrition in June 2020.
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Read a blog on this work from the Food Systems Idea Exchange.