Title Profiling consumers with an environmentally sustainable and healthy diet: The case of Spanish households
Authors GUTIÉRREZ VILLAR, MARÍA BELÉN, MELERO BOLAÑOS, ROSA, MONTERO SIMÓ, MARÍA JOSÉ, ARAQUE PADILLA, RAFAEL
External publication No
Means Front. Nutr.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 5
SJR Impact 0.875
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85142620326&doi=10.3389%2ffnut.2022.1035142&partnerID=40&md5=fb6e8d7d151239469ea5ab7ede279daf
Publication date 10/11/2022
ISI 000889946900001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85142620326
DOI 10.3389/fnut.2022.1035142
Abstract Our diet has substantial implications not only for our health but also for the environment. However, the two dimensions are not comparable, even though consumers often associate them with their purchasing choices. Promoting more sustainable diets requires a better knowledge of household profiles considering the healthy and organically sustainable character of the food purchased. Previous studies have approached the analysis of consumer profiles separately, differentiating both dimensions without clear conclusion regarding the variables that make up these profiles. In this study, we looked for household profiles by cross-referencing the organic nature of the products consumed (environmental sustainability) with their degree of processing (healthfulness) in Spain. The results show that the most sustainable products are consumed in tiny municipalities (less than 2,000 inhabitants). In contrast, less sustainable products are consumed in high-income, single-family households or households with small children. The person responsible for the purchase is working or between 39 and 45 years old. In conclusion, our study shows that socio-demographic variables are statistically significant in identifying household profiles with sustainable diets.
Keywords organic food; sustainable diet; NOVA classification; consumer profiles; Spain; mosaic plots
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