Social and cultural aspects involving eating behavior
Liga Academica de Neurociencias e Ciencias do Comportamento da USP de Ribeirao Preto
Event Date + Time:
March 14, 2022 @ 8:30 pm - March 14, 2022 @ 9:45 pm
Av Bandeirantes nr 3900, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
University of Sao Paulo Directions
About This Event
Making food choices is a complex and multifaceted process, involving social, cultural, biological, and psychological aspects. The topic is relevant to understanding how food choices determine food intake and how these choices develop until the formation of an eating habit. We will begin with a short quiz on eating behavior, followed by its definition and its biological and neurophysiological basis. Then we will focus on its psychological characteristics, emphasizing the formation of the eating behavior. Finally, we will talk about the importance of the social and cultural aspects that involve eating behavior, such as family, culture, and social media. We expect the participants to recognize the importance of studying eating behavior, and understand how our interaction with the environment and with other individuals impacts why we eat what we eat.