Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Food Neophobia

Food Neophobia

    Food Neophobia is honestly something I have never heard of which is why I chose to write my last post about this. Food Neophobia is the tendency to avoid novel foods and to prefer familiar foods. This means that you will most likely avoid a food that you have never heard of before or tried, and instead go after a food that you have heard of and have eaten before. For example, I personally do that. If it is something I have never heard of or eaten before it is a very big chance that I will not eat it because I'm scared I won't like it or it will make me sick. I currently work at LightBridge Academy in the classroom with toddler who are between the age of 2 and 2 and a half. I have seen so many parents send in a new piece of food that the child has never seen or eaten before and they will refuse to eat it. 

Food Neophobia: Fear of Food - DIET YUMM

3 comments:

  1. I frequently push myself to try new foods, but when watching videos on what people eat around the world I’m still grossed out by a lot of it. Your post makes me feel better that I’m not the only one that has this problem.

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  2. I am the same way. If I go to a new place and order something that I like for the first time, I will most likely always eat that anytime I go there. I am alright with exiting my comfort zone occasionally, but more often than not, I do not feel like taking the risk over a more familiar choice even if there is a chance I would like it more.

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