• Public perceptions of personalised nutrition through the lens of Social Cognitive Theory

      Rankin, A.; Kuznesof, S.; Frewer, L.J.; Orr, K.; Davison, J.; de Almeida, M.D.V.; Stewart-Knox, Barbara (2017)
      Social Cognitive Theory has been used to explain findings derived from focus group discussions (N = 4) held in the United Kingdom with the aim of informing best practice in personalised nutrition. Positive expectancies included weight loss and negative expectancies surrounded on-line security. Monitoring and feedback were crucial to goal setting and progress. Coaching by the service provider, family and friends was deemed important for self-efficacy. Paying for personalised nutrition symbolised commitment to behaviour change. The social context of eating, however, was perceived a problem and should be considered when designing personalised diets. Social Cognitive Theory could provide an effective framework through which to deliver personalised nutrition.