Topic category: Feature requests and ideas for MCreator
I'm not sure the way Minecraft is written allows this. (I'm not sure if food, tools etc have the same properties as the item class, they probably don't) but I think, similar mod elements could be merged into one in different sections. This may seem it's making the usage harder but it would be more efficient than going through lots of steps to reach almost identical things.
For example, the food mod element. I know, it's kind of different comparing with an 'item', but item element has more functionality in it, and you may want to make an item both edible and have those features. If you could make food not a seperate mod element but a category under a checkbox ike "Is Item Edible" in the item mod element, we would be able to make more complex features with foods.
I'd say the same for tools.