Potential public health importance of the oven ready chip


Rowland, D; Roberts, I; (2002) Potential public health importance of the oven ready chip. Injury prevention, 8 (4). pp. 328-9. ISSN 1353-8047 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/ip.8.4.328

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Chip pan fires are responsible for 25% of fire related injury in the UK, despite government strategies to encourage safer frying. To establish the feasibility of promoting oven ready chips (fries), the residents in a materially deprived ward of London were surveyed. Sample frame: 1073 of 2145 households participating in a randomised controlled trial. RESULTS: Approximately half of those surveyed deep fry, mostly chips, fish, and meat. Ownership of ovens and microwaves was high (99% and 80% respectively). Reasons for deep frying included taste (50%), speed (32%), and tradition (25%). CONCLUSIONS: Improving the quality of oven baked alternatives may encourage consumers to change to safer and healthier cooking methods, with potentially important repercussions for public health.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Research Centre: Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 12460973
Web of Science ID: 181498000018
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/17536

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