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dc.contributor.supervisor Kellett, Peter
dc.contributor.author Masuda, Kristie
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-25T17:35:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-25T17:35:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5201
dc.description.abstract The amount, frequency, and type of pulses consumed by university students were explored using a cross-sectional online survey. Daily pulse consumers made up just 6% of participants, with 5% of the total participants eating more than three cups of pulses per week. It was found that a significant predictor of the amount of pulses consumed in a week was having more positive environmental attitudes (p < .001). There was a statistically significant difference between perceived body size groups and amount of pulses consumed in a week F(4, 243) = 2.715, p = .031, and the frequency of pulse consumption F(3, 257) = 3.712, p = .012, with post-hoc tests revealing a statistically significant difference between the overweight and below average weight groups, with the frequency of pulse consumption increasing as the perceived body size declined (mean difference 0.665). Eighty-five per cent of participants were more likely to consume pulses because they contain a high amount of vitamins and minerals. These findings suggest that understanding the attitudes and behaviours of university students towards pulse crops’ impact on health, nutrition, and the environment may help to inform initiatives aiming to increase pulse consumption among this group. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Legumes -- Health aspects en_US
dc.subject Legumes -- Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Beans -- Health aspects en_US
dc.subject Beans -- Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Lentils -- Health aspects en_US
dc.subject Lentils -- Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Legumes as food en_US
dc.subject College students -- Nutrition -- Alberta -- Lethbridge en_US
dc.subject College students -- Health and hygiene -- Alberta -- Lethbridge en_US
dc.subject Nutrition en_US
dc.subject Food habits en_US
dc.subject Sustainable agriculture en_US
dc.subject pulse crops en_US
dc.subject pulses en_US
dc.subject university students en_US
dc.title Factors influencing pulse consumption among university students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0570 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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