Applications & Tools
Our research and models of food choice can be applied in several areas:
1. This work can illuminate the individualized meanings and relationships in food decisions, as a starting point for researchers and health professionals to see beyond their own experiences. The unique perspectives of others are important in understanding our own interpretations and in identifying the gaps between ours and those of others. Appreciating diverse perspectives is a key skill in working effectively with people, and in the ability to assess ourselves and our ideas.
2. The multi-disciplinary perspective of our Food Choice models allows behavior to be understood in a holistic way leading to collaboration and better management of the multi-faceted problems (i.e. individual health problems, social problems, and environmental challenges to health) related to food and eating.
3. Our food choice models provide frameworks for considering the broad scope and dynamic changes in factors involved in food choice.
4. In clinical settings, the models can be used as guides for assessing important factors involved in client food choices. The models help to identify personal values that are involved in food choices and understand each individual's unique and complicated personal food system that guides food choices.
5. In public policy the model can identify social and economic changes that may improve healthy eating, and enhance the ability to target subgroups.
6. For a practice tool for communicating about food choice issues with clients and patients, see: Communicating about Food Choice: Tools For Professional Development and Creating Food Choice Dialogues.
See below for interview guides, survey questions and other research tools. These may be used in individual research projects provided attribution to the Cornell Food Choice Research Group is given.
- Family food management - Adolescent daughter's interview guide (pdf)
- Family food management - Mother's interview guide (pdf)
- Food choice capacity (life course) - Interview guide (pdf)
- Food choice coping strategies of employed parents - Measure (pdf)
- Food choice identity - Interview guide (pdf)
- Food choice processes of rural women - Interview guide (pdf)
- Heart healthy dietary change process - Interview guide (pdf)
- Food choice processes of older adults - Interview guide (pdf)
- Situational eating - 24 hour non-quantitative recall interview guide (pdf)
- Situational eating - Checklist for 24 hour non-quantitative recall interview (pdf)
- Situational eating - Card sort and schema - Interview guide and card sort protocol (pdf)
- Situational eating - Final interview guide (pdf)
- Work-family - Interview guide (pdf)
- Working parents nutrition survey - Day 1 Baseline interview and survey questions (pdf)
- Working parents nutrition survey - Day 2 interview and survey questions (pdf)
- Working parents nutrition survey - Day 3 interview and survey questions (pdf)