Social Influence on Diet and Body Weight

The way we eat is determined by our social influences. Both childhood and adult obesity rates are at all-time high levels. Along with obesity comes the onset of almost-completely preventable diseases like diabetes, cancer, stroke, atherosclerosis, heart disease and many more. Let's examine some of the more prevalent social influences that are causing us to become more and more unhealthy.

Family-based Influences on Diet

Societal Influences of Eating Habits

Other Factors that Influence Our Eating Habits

Of course, there are many ways to enjoy the foods that we eat as well. However, we can do so by becoming more aware of the importance of healthy food choices – and of the manner in which we eat. By becoming aware of the various influences on our eating habits, we empower ourselves to modify them in order to live healthier, longer lives.

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