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Exploring the Linkages of Digital Food Communication and Analog Food Behavior : A Scoping Review

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Bartelmeß, Tina ; Godemann, Jasmin:
Exploring the Linkages of Digital Food Communication and Analog Food Behavior : A Scoping Review.
In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Vol. 19 (24 July 2022) Issue 15 . - No. 8990.
ISSN 1660-4601
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19158990

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The linkages of digital food communication on social media platforms and analog food behavior of social media users are widely discussed in media and research, but less differentiated. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the research field, the scientific studies are characterized by great heterogeneity in approaching the role of communication and modelling of food behavior, and thus also the conclusions on how digital food communication might be linked to analog food behavior. There is still much uncertainty regarding the relationship and underlying assumptions between digital communication and analog action. The rationale of this scoping review is to systematically summarize the findings of this heterogeneous body of knowledge. The importance and originality of this review are that it focuses explicitly on studies that provide insights into the nexus of digital food communication and analog food behavior, be it in the theoretical foundation, the results, or their interpretation. It draws on a socio-ecological model of food behavior that depicts food behavior variables in different domains and uses a differentiated categorization of food behavior (food choice, dietary intake, and eating behavior) to synthesize the results. Using the Web of Science and PubMed databases, 267 abstracts were identified and screened, of which 20 articles met the inclusion criteria and were selected for full-text analysis. The review offers some important insights on how different variables of the socio-ecological model of food behavior are related to digital food communication and different areas of analog food behavior. This review provides a more discerning understanding of which aspects of analog food behavior may be linked to social media food communication and in which ways. Implications are derived to reflect the role of communication in previous models of food behavior by adding a more nuanced and cross-cutting understanding of food communication.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: social media; food communication; food behavior; linkages; social-ecological model
Subject classification: 300
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health
Faculties > Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health > Juniorprofessur Ernährungssoziologie > Juniorprofessur Ernährungssoziologie - Juniorprof. Dr. Tina Bartelmeß
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2022 06:53
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2022 06:53
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/70727