Influence of food choices

By Gabi Chaimson

Physical Needs

foods needed for survival, hunger, health status, and energy level.

Psychological Needs

good/bad moods, emotions & feelings, body image

Personal Food Preference

taste, smell, color, associations with food, favorite foods

Food Availability

choices, seasons, distribution.

Social Settings

mealtime, lunches, movies, other events.

Society and Culture

ethnic traditions, religious beliefs, family traditions, holidays.