Why we eat what we eat
by: Kathleen Ijames
Economics: People buy what they can afford and it's much different economically when things are on sale a certain way or in certain amounts.
Environmental: It all depends on how much something grows somewhere. If it's a bad year for a certain fruit it may cost more in the stores since there isn't as much around that season.
Technological: If we are able to have crops that can grow quickly or are less likely to go bad they may sell it for less especially if they don't have to pay for shipping and other things like that.
Personal: If people find that a certain food isn't something they would want it's much less likely to see them enjoying foods of the same type. Weather they don't like a certain type of ethnicity or just dislike a certain style it will definitely effect what they eat.
Culture and customs: If a certain culture doesn't eat a certain food or animal it would definitely affect the types of foods they will eat. Depending on what they grew up with too. They're more likely to eat something they've had since they were kids.
Traditions: some families have different traditions on different nights or holidays. Some have special nights out to certain places or it's just what they've always done.
Healthy food options
Weight management: If people have to worry about they most likely won't eat lots of fattening foods which could be a very different diet than some other people who it may not matter to.
Physical activity needs: most people who work out eat lots of proteins because it's easier to get muscle but they most likely drink more water as well.