Consumer usage of frozen dinners and main dishes, some nutritive and economic implications

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Linda Tinkham Lane (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Faye Grant

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the usage of frozen precooked foods and to consider the nutritive values and costs of these foods. In carrying out this study, three supermarkets were selected in different sections of Durham, North Carolina as representative of high-, middle-, and low-income shoppers. A questionnaire was applied to obtain information from the twenty persons interviewed in each store. Duplicates of the precooked frozen products selected by the interviewees were purchased, and the individual foods weighed. Calculations pertaining to the nutritive values of the products and to the cost of preparation at home were made. The cost of the home-prepared dish, exclusive of labor and fuel, was compared with that of the ready-prepared product. The majority of the participants in this investigation were married women between the ages of thirty-five and fifty-five years. Most of the participants were employed outside the home.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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