Food choice is a basic nature in children to choose food that are attractive and delicious but unhealthy. They usually feel to rely on chocolates and high energy drinks instead of healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, cereals, milk, and water, etc. Hence, it is the responsibility of their parents and care takers to manage their diet as well as lifestyle in order to give them healthy life.
Research into food choice investigates how people select the food they eat. An interdisciplinary topic, food choice comprises psychological and sociological aspects, economic issues and sensory aspects. Factors that guide food choice include taste preference, sensory attributes, cost, availability, convenience, cognitive restraint, and cultural familiarity.
Food choice is the subject of research in nutrition, food science, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and other branches of the natural and social sciences. It is of practical interest to the food industry and especially its marketing endeavors. Social scientists have developed different conceptual frameworks of food choice behavior. Social cognitive theory examines the interaction of environmental, personal, and behavioral factors. ion, environmental cues and increased portion sizes play a role in the choice and amount of foods consumed.