What Are Eating Habits Of People

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Eating Habits of People in the United States In understanding the eating habits of people living in the United States, I interviewed four random people (let’s call them Alison, Barry, Connie, and Darryl) I saw at the mall, who were sitting at the food court by themselves. I wanted to interview people who were alone mainly due to the fact that other people could not have an influence on their answers. I tried to chose people of different race, age, and gender, but I could not make all that that possible. Two were of white race (Alison and Barry) and two were of black race (Connie and Darryl). All of them identified themselves as middle class, except Alison, and only Connie and Barry were single. They were all adults but varied in the stages …show more content…
They all purchased food from fast food chains such as McDonald’s, Taco Bell, and Auntie Anne’s. They mentioned they went out to those specific restaurants because of convenience. They did not have much time to make a meal at home because of their hectic schedules and needed to find a non-busy place to get a quick meal in. This pattern exists because no one truly has any time anymore to do something they can find for a few dollars somewhere else. Everyone is busy with other priorities such as working at home or after-school activities, which can replace taking the time to cook a meal. Other commitments take over and people go out to the nearest restaurant of their choice, so they don’t waste their time in the cooking process. Not only does it save time for people, but the majority of the fast food is extremely cheap, especially when restaurants have a dollar menu. This provides families or individuals the fastest and “money saving” ways to eat out more at restaurants and less at …show more content…
Alison said she usually plans on cooking with her boyfriend every Friday because throughout the week they are too busy, so they consider this as a type of date night. Cooking and eating a meal brings people closer. In other cultures, such as India from what I had observed, whenever everyone is done making their own family’s meal, they go next door to their neighbor’s home to see if they need help in finishing their meal. This would be one reason why some Asian culture are dependent of one another. They help each other a lot on a daily basis. Here in America, where everyone is always busy and independent, it makes creating a home-cooked meal a little

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