Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

Food and You Survey, 2012

Title details

SN: 7262
Title: Food and You Survey, 2012
Alternative title: Food and You Survey: Wave 2
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7262-1
Series: Food and You Surveys, 2010-
Depositor: TNS-BMRB
Principal investigator(s): Food Standards Agency
TNS-BMRB
Sponsor(s): Food Standards Agency
Other acknowledgements: The Policy Studies Institute and the University of Westminster were additional research consortium members.

Subject Categories

Consumer behaviour - Economics
Nutrition - Health
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

The Food and You Survey was commissioned by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to collect robust information on the UK public's reported behaviour, attitudes and knowledge towards food issues (such as food safety and healthy eating). A consortium comprising TNS BMRB, the Policy Studies Institute (PSI) and the University of Westminster carried out Waves 1 and 2 of the survey in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Wave 3 was conducted in 2014 by TNS BMRB.

Further information may be found on the FSA's Food and You Survey webpage.


The objectives of the Food and You Survey, 2012 were to collect quantitative information to enable the FSA to:
  • explore public understanding of, and engagement with, the Agency's aim of improving food safety
  • assess public attitudes to new developments, such as emerging food technologies
  • assess knowledge of, and response to, messages and interventions aimed at raising awareness and changing behaviour
  • identify specific target groups for future interventions (e.g. those most at risk or those among whom FSA policies and initiatives are likely to have the greatest impact)
  • monitor changes over time (compared with data from Wave 1 or from other sources) in attitudes and behaviour
  • broaden the evidence base and develop indicators to assess progress in fulfilling the Agency's strategic plans, aims and targets
Main Topics:
The 2012 questionnaire covered the following topics:
  • information about household members
  • eating habits (including eating out)
  • shopping habits
  • food safety attitudes and behaviour
  • attitudes towards food production
  • self-reported health
  • healthy eating (Scotland and Northern Ireland only)
  • demographics

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: March 2012 - September 2012
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Countries
Government Office Regions
Universe: National
Adults aged 16 years and over, resident in the UK.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 3,231 cases
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

Keywords

AGEATTITUDESCALORIES
CEREALSCONSUMERSCONSUMPTION
COOKING FACILITIESCOOKINGDAIRY PRODUCTS
DEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDIET AND NUTRITIONDOMESTIC APPLIANCES
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDIBLE FATSEMPLOYMENT
ETHNIC GROUPSEXPENDITUREFISH (AS FOOD)
FOOD CONTAMINATIONFOOD CONTROLFOOD HAZARDS
FOOD POISONINGFOOD PREPARATIONFOOD STORAGE
FOOD TECHNOLOGYFOODFROZEN FOODS
FRUITGENDERHEALTH BEHAVIOUR
HEALTH FOODSHEALTHHOUSEHOLD INCOME
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING TENUREINFORMATION SOURCES
INTERNET ACCESSKNOWLEDGE (AWARENESS)LARGE SHOPS
LEGUMESMARITAL STATUSMEALS
MEATMOTOR VEHICLESNUTRIENTS
ONLINE SHOPPINGPRESERVED FOODSPRICES
QUALIFICATIONSRELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRESTAURANTS
SALTSHOPPINGSMALL SHOPS
SPECIAL DIETSSTREET MARKETSSUGAR
SUPERVISORY STATUSTAKE-AWAY MEALSUNITED KINGDOM
VEGETABLESVISION IMPAIRMENTSWEIGHT CONTROL

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 24 May 2013
Copyright: Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

TitleFile NameSize (KB)
Technical Report 7262_food_and_you_2012_technical_report.pdf 1543
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7262_Information.htm 17
READ File read7262.htm 10

Related studies:

Food and You Survey, 2010 (SN 6739)
Food and You Survey, 2014 (SN 7576)

Publications

By principal investigator(s):
Prior, G. et al. (2011) Exploring food attitudes and behaviours in the UK: findings from the Food and You Survey 2010, London: Food Standards Agency. Retrieved March 28, 2010 from http://www.foodbase.org.uk//admintools/reportdocuments/641-1-1079_Food_and_You_Report_Main_Report_FINAL.pdf.

Prior, G. et al. (2013) Exploring food attitudes and behaviours in the UK: findings from the Food and You Survey 2012, London: Food Standards Agency. Retrieved May 16, 2013 from http://www.foodbase.org.uk//admintools/reportdocuments/805-1-1460_Wave_2_Main_Report.pdf.

Prior, G. and Taylor, L. (2013) Food and You Wave 2: questionnaire testing report, London: Food Standards Agency. Retrieved May 16, 2013 from http://www.foodbase.org.uk//admintools/reportdocuments/805-1-1458_Food_and_You_W2_Question_testing_report_01_10_2012_FINAL.pdf

Resulting from secondary analysis:

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