IJFANS International Journal of Food and Nutritional Sciences

ISSN PRINT 2319 1775 Online 2320-7876

The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Dietary Choices and Health Outcomes

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Dr.Yugantara R. Kadam Dr. Aparna G. Pathade Dr.Sharmishtha K. Garud


This research paper explores the intricate relationships among socioeconomic factors, dietary choices, and health outcomes, utilizing case studies to illustrate the nuanced dynamics at play. Two contrasting cases, featuring individuals with divergent socioeconomic backgrounds, underscore the disparities in access to nutritious foods and the subsequent impact on health. Sarah Johnson, representing an upper-middle-class demographic, exhibits health-conscious dietary choices influenced by education and economic stability, resulting in positive health outcomes. In contrast, Jamal Thompson, facing economic challenges and residing in a lower-income neighborhood, confronts barriers to adopting healthier habits, leading to adverse health consequences. The findings emphasize the need for tailored interventions that address economic disparities, cultural influences, and educational gaps. Culturally sensitive public health initiatives, long-term studies, and precision nutrition approaches are proposed as future directions to enhance the effectiveness of interventions. The research underscores the importance of multifaceted strategies, policy changes, and community engagement to create environments conducive to healthier dietary choices and improved health outcomes across diverse socioeconomic strata.

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