Invited Address: Plenary─Paul Rozin, PhD, Eating and Food Choice: Biological, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives
Length: 50 minutes
This session covers research on acquisition of food preferences, the meaning of food in life within a cultural and evolutionary framework, differences in the way French and Americans deal with food, attitudes to natural things, disgust, and development of likings for innately negative experiences.
Learning Objective 1
Understand the complex of cultural, biological and psychological factors that influence food choice, with implications for improving healthy eating.
Learning Objective 2
Understand the forces at work that contribute to the rise in obesity in the United States over the last few decades.
Learning Objective 3
Paul Rozin, PhD; Nancy K. Dess, PhD