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This discussion is based on Chapter 1, section 1.1 in your textbook: Whitney & Rolfes

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The authors recognize ten basic factors that influence food choices: (1) preferences, (2) habit, (3) ethnic heritage and regional cuisines, (4) social interactions, (5) availability, convenience, and economy, (6) positive and negative associations, (7) emotions, (8) values, (9) body weight and image, and (10) nutrition and health benefits.

Discuss how at least FOUR of the above factors influenced your food choices under THREE of the circumstances listed below. Think of one particular instance for each and describe what you ate and what you didn’t eat and why. When referring to the factors describe them and explain how they relate to specific foods and their amounts

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