Food and family practices: teenagers, eating and domestic life in differing socio-economic circumstances.

Kathryn Backett-Milburn, Wendy J. Wills, Mei-Li Roberts, Julia Lawton

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This paper draws on accounts from young teenagers and their parents in two linked qualitative studies of families living in Scotland in differing socio-economic circumstances. We compare and contrast teenager experiences of eating practices and food choice in these families. We show the range of meanings attached to how, where and what these teenagers and their parents described as everyday eating behaviours at home and locate these in the wider constraints, opportunities and aspirations affecting their lives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-314
JournalChildren’s Geographies
Issue number3
Early online date19 Aug 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • food
  • Food practices
  • Families
  • Institutions
  • Children
  • Childhood
  • Residential Child Care

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