Is there a word or term to describe preferred eating habits (other than "eating habits")? That is to say, a catch-all category to describe the states of being a carnivore, vegan, pescitarian, fruititarian, or vegetarian etc.

The usage is primarily in a programming context, where a food type can be any of the above. However, I'm also interested just to know if such a work exists?

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I'd sugget diet or diet preference/diet of preference/dietry preferences

  1. the foods eaten, as by a particular person or group: The native diet consists of fish and fruit.

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