“Motives Underlying Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Among University Students in Mauritius”


Journal Name: Current Nutrition & Food Science

Author(s): Ruvina Seebun, Fawzi M. Mahomoodally, Anwar H. Subratty, Deerajen Ramasawmy.





Panoply of influences operates to shape particular food choices. Thus, probing into the drivers of people’s healthy food choices is primordial to addressing the public health issue of obesity. The aim of the current study was to investigate the factors that influence University students’ choice for healthy and unhealthy foods. For the cross-sectional study, data using a structured questionnaire were collected from a stratified sample of 370 students at the University of Mauritius. Both descriptive and inferential statistical tools namely factor analysis, Pearson correlations and independent sample t-tests were used for data analysis. Choice decisions were affected by various factors. Students who attached significantly more importance to health, weight control and natural content ate more healthily as opposed to those who were influenced by the social & physical factor. Decisions to choose foods varied significantly with respect to gender. Girls considered factors such as health, weight control, convenience and attitude to be more important and ate more healthily as opposed to boys (p < 0.05). Health benefits derived from foods were perceived as the predominant food motive for students believed that their current diets were nutritionally adequate. These results are salient for health professionals and suggest that interventions should be geared to increase awareness about the nutritional inadequacy of diets consumed by University students and should specifically target boys. To the best of one’s knowledge, this is the only explicit research on food motives of University of Mauritius students.


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National Nutrition Week 2018!




“We all know that National Nutrition Week is being observed from 1st to 7th September. The main objective of this event highlights the importance to learn and spread awareness about the importance of child nutrition. Moreover, this week is surrounded by the notion that is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health,which directly and indirectly puts significant impact on the productivity, development and economic growth, eventually affecting the Nation’s Development”



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Healthy Weight Week signifies the importance of balance diet and healthy lifestyle. Being healthy does not mean losing weight and going on a diet. It means pursuing livable and sustainable healthy lifestyle through eating well, living actively and feeling good.
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World Health Day 2017!


World Health Day is celebrated to create awareness on healthcare issues among the global community.

Creating awareness on such issue serves to improve the life of people experiencing health problems due to diseases or otherwise.

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New Issue :: Current Nutrition & Food Science 13, Issue 1

Current Nutrition & Food Science publishes frontier research on advances in food and nutrition pertaining to their nutrition value, their impact on health and disease and their molecular as well as biochemical actions. The journal aims to publish high quality original research and review articles, along with  thematic issues. The journal is an essential reading for all nutrition and food scientists.


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Most Accessed Article – “New Foods, New Consumers: Innovation in Food Product Development”

Journal: Current Nutrition & Food Science

Author(s): Raquel P. F. Guiné, Elsa C. D. Ramalhosa and Luísa Paula Valente



Background: Today, new lifestyles, higher incomes and consumer awareness are creating consumer demand for a year-round supply of high-quality, diverse and innovative food products. However, when it comes to innovation, the food sector is less changeable when compared to other sectors, such as high technology. Still, in the past decades much and important developments have been achieved in several areas related to foods and the food industry.

Methods: A systematic review of scientific literature was conducted on Science Direct. The topics investigated were: aspects related to innovation in food development (such as the transfer of innovation, open innovation, collaborative innovation and consumer perception and its role in the developing process); the innovation in the food industry (particularly regarding the processing technologies and packaging, which are two prominent areas of innovation in this sector nowadays); the innovation in the cooking sector (particularly in regards to the molecular gastronomy and science based cooking).

Results: A total of 146 articles were included in the review and the aspects focused allowed confirming that innovation has been recognized as a key driver of economic growth. Within the framework of ‘open innovation’, a number of key issues related to the acquisition of external knowledge in food technology must be taken into consideration. Food product development is highly dependent on the consumer perception and acceptance, and hence it is of utmost importance to include the consumer in the development process to minimize failure probabilities. The sectors of the food industry where important developments and innovation are registered include the processing technologies and the packaging systems, where the latest progresses have produced very significant outcomes.

Conclusion: The present work allowed verifying the latest improvements and trend towards food product development from two perspectives, the product itself and the industrial processing. This sector is undoubtedly a major key for the success and competitiveness nowadays in the food industry.

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