“Omnivore’s Dilemma”

Cultural Changes in Dinner Manners


People’s ideas that pertain to elements of diets and contents of foods are considerations that affect nutrition. Consumers’ cultures such as religion or customs are prevalent aspects in the determination of food beliefs. For example, some religions believe in the custom of fast because it shows faith in God. This helps in preservation and conversation of foods for future utilization. Omnivores Dilemma’s theory of food consumption habits and challenges tackled at dinnertime. A person who does not eat during the day can determine the suitable food to take at dinnertime. Therefore, this eliminates the occurrences of conflicting ideas concerning dinnertime. Cultural beliefs can influence individuals eating habits at dinnertimes towards promotion of urgent changes, which contributes to a healthy nation. Although it is significant to take diverse foods from different sources, several challenges arise such as cultural affiliations and poor eating habits, however, preparation of homemade foods and strengthening of family values can assist in eliminating dinnertime dilemmas.