Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Campus Units

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Center for Biorenewable Chemicals

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2018

Journal or Book Title

Frontiers in Nutrition

Volume

5

First Page

109

DOI

10.3389/fnut.2018.00109

Abstract

Diet influences health and poor diets drive up healthcare costs for individuals and society as a whole. Multiple governmental programs in the US have aimed to educate citizens about diet choices, resulting in documented successes, as well as, unintended consequences such as increased food waste. Here we examine some of the relationships between healthy diets, food prices, and wealth by drawing parallels between the diffusion of technological innovation and healthy food diets. We introduce a simple modeling framework to estimate the adoption rates of healthy diets based on income and food prices, and describe the implications of the modeling results for the food industry and for government.

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This article is published as Dohmen, Anne E., and D. Raj Raman. "Healthy food as a New Technology–the implications of technological diffusion and food price for changes in eating habits." Frontiers in Nutrition 5 (2018): 109. DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2018.00109. Posted with permission.

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Dohmen and Raman

Language

en

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