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Discuss evolutionary explanations of food preference (24 marks)

To understand the evolution of food preferences passed on by our distant ancestors, we must
understand the environment they lived in. The environment of evolutionary adaptation (EEA) refers
to the environment in which our ancestors lived and evolved, over 2…

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house. For instance, Brown and Ogden found correlations between parents and children in terms of
snack intake and eating motivation because the offspring have observed their parents' behaviour
and are motivated to reproduce that behaviour.

Another evolutionary explanation of food preference is taste aversion, first discovered by farmers…


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