Eating behaviour: explanations for food preferences


A Level


5m 50s
In this podcast we’ll be looking at the evolutionary explanation for food preferences, including reference to neophobia and taste aversion, and the learning explanation, including social and cultural influences, of food preferences.


Jean Marc Lawton


Explanations for food preferences -  Task

  • Listen to the podcast on explanations for food preferences, making notes as you do so


  • From your notes then write a summary of the podcast. This should include references to:


a] evolutionary determined food preferences (sweet, salt, meat, bitter/sour tastes)


b] food neophobia


c] taste aversion


d] learning experiences and food preferences (social & cultural influences)


  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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