Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/101033
Author(s): Martins, Margarida
Fialho, Catarina
Rocha, Ada
Title: Determinants of using university canteens
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: The present study aims to identify determinants of using university canteens. A randomly sample was selected from users of university canteens. A questionnaire was applied to canteen users during lunch period. Data collection involved socio-demographic and economic data of participants, reasons for using the canteen, determinants for searching for alternatives, as well as areas that need improvement in foodservice. University canteens are used, by most of surveyed students, with a frequency of 3 to 4 times per week, being the "social menu" the option mostly consumed. The location and cost of meals are the main reasons pointed by students for attending to the canteens. Furthermore, the limited variety of menus, along with the possibility of having meals at home and time spent, are the main factors that lead students looking for alternatives to the canteen. Several improvements were suggested such as increase menus variety and canteen sanitary conditions. Location, meal cost and opportunity for socialization were identified as main determinants for using university canteens. These results highlighted the need of offering quality and economic meals at university foodservices and providing pleasant environments well located for students' meals.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências da saúde
Health sciences, Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde::Ciências da saúde
Medical and Health sciences::Health sciences
URI: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/101033
Source: International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences VIII: Global, Local and National Perspectives - ICCAS 2013
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
Appears in Collections:FCNAUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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