Factors that impact food choice

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Factors that impact food choice by Mind Map: Factors that impact food choice

1. Faith

1.1. Buddhism = no restrictions however fasting is often practised

1.2. Islam = Halal and no pork

1.3. Judaism = Kosher and certain combinations of food can't be eaten i.e. beef and cheese

1.4. Hinduism = all animal products except milk

1.5. Christianity = may fast on holy days

1.6. Sikhism = once baptised, only Jhatka meat is allowed (no ritually killed meat)

1.7. Rastafarianism = meats and canned foods are avoided

2. Family income

3. Location of product

3.1. food miles (this also relates to seasonality and moral choice)

3.2. location exclusive products

3.3. regional product quality

4. Dietary health conditions

4.1. type 1 / 2 diabetes

4.2. hypertension

4.3. anaemia

5. Moral choices

5.1. vegetarianism

5.2. pescetarianism

5.3. veganism

6. Allergies / intolerances

6.1. nuts

6.2. coeliac disease = intolerance to gluten

6.3. lactose intolerance

6.4. egg

6.5. seeds

6.6. fish / seafood

6.7. soy

7. Physical activity level

8. Seasonality

8.1. fruits and vegetables

8.2. certain meats such as lamb

8.3. wild fish e.g. salmon

9. Product exclusivity

9.1. limited edition

9.2. competitions

10. Celebrations and occasions

10.1. birthdays

10.2. weddings

10.3. faith related celebrations

11. Preferences

12. Hobbies and interests

13. Advertising / packaging

13.1. bright colours

13.2. character / celebrity endorsement

13.3. sponsorship

13.4. tv / print / online

14. Time of day

14.1. breakfast

14.2. lunch

14.3. dinner