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1 Family Eating Patterns SEN Home Economics

2 Family Eating People now eat a more varied diet and are more inclined to try foods from different areas of the world. Chinese, Indian, Thai and Italian foods are in most local supermarkets, and there are also many specialist food shops. Mayer Johnson PCS Symbols © Mayer Johnson LLC (contact Widgit Software

3 Some Influences Holidays/travel Imported foods Ready prepared meals Television/media Foreign restaurants Immigrants Foreign Influences

4 Family Meals Daily routine and lifestyle will affect the time of day at which meals are eaten, where they are eaten and how much time is taken to eat them. Age – young children may need to eat earlier in the evening, teenagers may be rushing out to meet friends. Work – shift work or part-time jobs could also affect meal times. Mayer Johnson PCS Symbols © Mayer Johnson LLC (contact Widgit Software

5 How Religious Beliefs Influence Eating Habits Some religions have strict food laws: Jews do not eat pork. Muslims do not eat pork. Hindus do not eat meat from a cow. Mormons do not drink tea or coffee. Religious festivals are often celebrated by eating certain foods – Christmas, Easter, Shrove Tuesday, Hannukah. Mayer Johnson PCS Symbols © Mayer Johnson LLC (contact Widgit Software

6 Cultural/Traditional Influences Ireland – soda bread, Irish stew,………. Italy – spaghetti, lasagne,……………. China – sweet and sour pork,……….. India – curry, naan bread……………. America – hamburgers, waffles………… Food is part of a country's culture and is influenced by tradition, lifestyle, climate and wealth. Mayer Johnson PCS Symbols © Mayer Johnson LLC (contact Widgit Software


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