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Factors that affect food selection: family size

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    Kagoya J.
    UG
    Kagoya J.

    Among families of different size, income, races, and urbanization status; time consideration, the amount of time spent in the food preparation process for a small family is less compared to a large family, which may require much time to plan and also make preparations of food.

    Kagoya J.
    UG
    Kagoya J.

    Availability of income and expenditure, in this case if a family is large, it will require urge sum of money to be spent, in terms of purchasing particular type of food, hence this affecting the choice of food since they will have to purchase for a particular type of food that will be sufficient to that entire large family. Small families are easier to plan for in terms of food purchase, preparation and serving.

    Hafsah D.
    NG
    Hafsah D.

    Infecundity are numerous genes as limiting factors The biological nature of the human female as a limiting factors the hazards of polyiocia as limiting factors The rate of reproduction as a limiting factors The hazards of parcity as a limiting factors The bearing of these observations and suggestions upon population policy.

    Hafsah D.
    NG
    Hafsah D.

    What if the amount of population in family size is high

    Bitrus S.
    NG
    Bitrus S.

    eating habit changes with change in social structure.

    Zeeshan J.
    AU
    Zeeshan J.

    Depending on your traditions and the society you grew up in, your choice of food is a result of that. In reality, our diets are really only comprised of about 30-40 foods we eat regularly. Those foods are what we are familiar with, what we know and what resonates with us the most. My parents are from Haiti and they would tell me in their country they would do away with ackee but in Jamaica that is a staple in their diets. Traditionally speaking it is just not something Haitians eat. Social groups have an influence on what we eat as well. Family and friends are so influential when it comes to our food choices. Our family is our primary source of a social structure so it only makes sense that they influence us so much. We are around them the most and we interact with them the longest. The traditions we pick up from our families have the most powerful and lasting impact on us. Remember grandma’s cobbler recipe? See how much that means to you? Even if it isn’t healthy we may eat is just because it strikes a chord with us and brings us some sort of comfort. During my journey to veganism I had to stop hanging around certain people just so I would not be tempted to eat certain things. It was that serious. Friends, coworkers and people from other social set-ups guide our eating actions. Ever notice that you are more likely to give in to peer pressure in a certain social situation than when you are alone? The group setting is so influential most weight loss programs encourage working out in groups because they understand how powerful it is to have someone else there with you! On your road to finding food consciousness, find at least one friend who is on the same page as you and watch your success soar.

    Oniccah Khutsafalo L.
    ZA
    Oniccah Khutsafalo L.

    The size of a family has a significant effect on the interrelationships among its members and can play a major role in the formation of a child's personality.

    Samuel J.
    BJ
    Samuel J.

    How do we curb the act of family eating out due to less time given to food preparation?

    Zachary B.
    US
    Zachary B.

    Why does family size affect food selection?

    Simbararshe C.
    ZW
    Simbararshe C.

    The women's movement of the 1970s brought about significant changes in the family. For the first time, women had reliable contraceptives, so family size decreased, women stayed on in the workforce after marriage and others returned to work, leaving children to be cared for by professional childcarers. This gave families more opportunity to eat out, as family size was small, less time was available for meal preparation, women had less energy after putting in a day's work and there was generally more money available to be spent on food with two incomes in the family. Dual-income families often have less time for preparation of food and more disposable money that can be spent on food. Thus pre-packed, partly prepared foods and ready-cooked meals are used more frequently than in past years. Not all women returned to work and not all families were dual income, but the social changes that provided the growth in the fast food industry came to stay and were available for everyone.

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