America's Food Choices

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The consumption of food is vital for survival en health, and it is a universal activity that involves many different food choice decisions. Deciding on what to eat are often seen as boring, ordinary and arbitrary (Sobal & Bisogni, 2009). An individual’s food choice depends on the personal preference and liking, availability, geographical and economical factors (Shepherd & Raats, 2006).

Food preference has to do with the comparison of two or more foods, which is part of a set from which a choice has to be made. Alicia prefers chips rather than a salad, means that when Alicia is faced with a choice between chips and a salad, under certain conditions, she prefers chips. Another factor that can influence Alicia’s food choice is “liking”.
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