One of the most important factor if hunger. This determines the food choice of the people. This is for purely nutritional needs. Apart from this there are food choices that an individual make based on other determinants.
Biological determinants are the factors of hunger, metabolism and the health conditions of the people. Some people are allergic to certain food groups and prefer to some food exacerbate the health ailments in these cases the people avoid those groups on account of their health (Fischer 8). Age is also another important determinant for the people to make particular food preferences.
Economic variable are the costs of the food, income of the individuals and the availability of the food choices in the communities. Proximal physical determinants are access, education and the time resources of the people when they make their food choices. Social and cultural beliefs also play an important role. In some religion it is sacrilegious to eat certain meat. It is considered normative to avoid certain groups of food. The food choices of the family are also another important factor that makes individual chose the kind of food that they prefer. Some foods are chosen by the individuals because it makes them feel good. The heuristically process of food choices of the individuals are very complex and dynamic. Hence to analyze the nuances of the food choices there should be deeply analysis of these external variables.