The social media and food study

Are you interested in taking part in an online survey that aims to explore how young people's decisions about food are influenced by their use of social media?

What's involved?

This research aims to explore the impact that social media in New Zealand has on the way younger individuals make food choices. We have developed an online survey that incorporates different viewpoints about interactions on social media that are food related, possible influences social media have on making food decisions and the type of food choices that are made.

As a thank you for participating we have six $50 Whitcoulls vouchers to be won.  

Eligibility criteria

You can take part in the survey if you are:

  • 18 – 25 years old
  • A user of one or more social media sites
  • Living in New Zealand


If you are interested in taking part, please complete our online questionnaire, which should take approximately 15 to 20 minutes. The survey is anonymous.

Please read the participant information sheet and consent form before you begin.

If you would like to find out more about this study, please read the participant information sheet below or contact:

Saswata Ray
PhD candidate

Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 14/11/2019 for three years. Reference Number 023917.