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Why we eat WWE


Why we eat what we eat                                                          

 
The "Are We Really What We Eat? book includes a model of factors affecting food choice.  We look at that much later. The factors are as follows:


1   Social Influences



2   Economic Influences



3   The Consumer himself



4  “Mind and Body” Influences



5   Geographical Influences



6   Technical Influences


7   Provider


8   Food Habits


9   Food Choice 

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 In the next stage of my analysis, I identify these aspects:


1
Social Influences

Social tradition

Social structure

Group pressures

Prestige value of food

Functionalism – food habits as satisfying social needs



2  Economic Influences

The market

Transport

Economic availability

Availability of fuel



3 The Consumer himself

Health, work and play habits

Experience

Perception of the nutritional value of the food



4 “Mind and Body” Influences

Physiological – inherited features

Psychological – Maslow

Palatibility


5 Geographical Influences

Environmental factors

Regionalism

Climate

Soil

Seasons

Location

Transport


6 Technical Influences

Food processing:

Ease of preparation

Nutritional value



7 Provider

Who pays?

Who cooks?



8 Food Habits

Food habit research


9 Food Choice

Terminology

Clusters of determinants


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That is enough to indicate the general approach I take to explaining some aspects of why we eat what we eat. It is no more than a summary and a large number of additional dimensions of the why and what of eating are dealt with later. 

We now look at the development of the model on this page.

 
  
 
 
 
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