Length of migration and eating habits of Portuguese university students living in London, United Kingdom

Vilela, S., Santos, S., Padrão, P. & Caraher, M. (2014). Length of migration and eating habits of Portuguese university students living in London, United Kingdom. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 53(4), pp. 419-435. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2013.834818

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Abstract

Several studies have pointed adverse effects of long term migration on eating habits. Research is needed to understand if this effect occurs also with a short length of migration, as is the case of international students. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of short and long term migration on eating habits of Portuguese university students. Participants were 46 English and 55 Portuguese students from universities in London, United Kingdom. The findings from this study highlight the difficulties that Portuguese students faced in maintaining a traditional Mediterranean diet after moving to a Northern European environment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Ecology of Food and Nutrition on 2 June 2014, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03670244.2013.834818
Uncontrolled Keywords: acculturation, eating habits, Mediterranean diet, migration, university students
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Sociology > Centre for Food Policy
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/14759

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