What influences your food choices the most?

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network
Muna Hassan
Production Assistant
Public Insight Network

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While you might think you make only a handful of food-related decisions every day, studies show that that number is more than 200!

Does Michelle Obama, with her “Let’s Move” campaign and involvement with MyPlate, inspire you to lead a healthier life and choose more nutritious foods? Or are you motivated by research data, like the recent announcement that following a Mediterranean diet wards off heart attacks and strokes? Maybe you’re primarily influenced by what’s affordable and available where you live.

We want to know what guides your diet choices and how those decisions make you think about yourself. We’ll use the responses we receive to help us report on the biggest influences on Americans’ food choices.

>>Share your insight: What influences your food choices the most?


Anna Weggel Analyst
Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.

Muna Hassan Production Assistant
Public Insight Network
Muna Hassan is the Production Assistant for the Public Insight Network. Previously, she has been a writer at a community newspaper, editor at a technical magazine and web producer at a political analysis website. She enjoys learning about different people and loves hearing stories from all walks of life. In her free time, Muna keeps herself busy by delving into a variety of different projects, including teaching bootcamp and yoga classes; studying different languages and cultures; and working with adults with disabilities.