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Factors influencing older people's food choices

Date Submitted: 09/10/2006 00:57:34
Length: 8 pages (2317 words)
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The older peoples' food choices may be influenced by a number of Physiological, Psychological, Social and Economic factors. Lets look at some of these factors and why they affect the elderly food choices. Physiological factors: People who choose food because of physiological factors are usually because of: Hunger, Appetite or Satiety: Hunger is your body's way of telling you that you need food. Appetite is the desire to eat, even when you're not hungry. Your …

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…walking ten stairs to get into the shop. So for the elderly the amount of money you have highly influences your food choices. From all four of these factors physiological, psychological, social and economic, the older peoples food choices will be affected and will/may be different to that of adolescence. There are a lot of things that older people have to consider when making their food choice and they shouldn't take them for granted.

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