The PSI Blog
21 June 2011
Food for You survey wave 2: Food choice and perceptions of risk
Food remains a public policy priority, with ongoing concern with a range of issues including; obesity, salt, sugar and fat intakes , food safety, security and sustainability. A key strategy of the Food Standards Agency is to promote 'safe food and healthy eating for all'. To improve understanding of the attitudes and practices of individuals in relation to these themes the need was identified for a major new survey, which will help measure progress towards some of the FSA's strategic objectives.
The first wave of the survey was conducted in 2010. A second wave of the survey is expected to include questionnaire items within two new broad topic areas:
- Influences on food choice
- Perceptions of risk associated with food safety and diet
This study was therefore designed to identify which issues can be addressed effectively by means of survey data and the best approaches to use given the potential complexity of some aspects of food choice and perceptions of risk.