This study looked at the role social influences has on rural woman’s food choices. Lower-income women reported taste as the most frequent reason for eating the foods they did on a regular basis compared to higher income women who most frequently cited health the driving factor behind food choices.
Vilaro, M. J., Barnett, T. E. Mathews, A., & Curbow, B. (2016). Income differences in social control of eating behaviors and food choice priorities among southern rural women in the US: A qualitative study. Appetite. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.09.003.