Dietary behaviors are determined by many different factors. Health is sometimes a driver, but often convenience, price, and culture are at the forefront of consumers’ minds. And particularly in low-income communities or in developing countries, the food that is most easily accessible will tend to dominate. This makes it very difficult to change peoples’ diets and necessitates multifactorial interventions.
Scientists are increasingly interested in using the psychology behind dietary behaviors to inspire change. Artificial intelligence is hoped and expected to play a bigger role in understanding and redirecting various types of health decisions. This information can then be fed back to practitioners to inform their plans for patients, as well.