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New School Nutrition: A Dictatorship - ... Without Coffee House, we would not be able to print our Literary Magazine and lose our principle objective for the class. In addition, the policy will not only limit school organizations, it will also limit the school board as well. A small drop in student participation in the school lunch program could cause a year end deficit in profit. Already, the USDA has reported a 3.2 percent decrease in the average participation in school lunches. There is also the added cost of retraining the employees to put a strain on the already tight budget for school lunches (SANDRA)....   [tags: obese, restritions, healthy]
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Late Stage Dementia and Nutrition - ... Malnutrition in these patients can lead to other serious health conditions such as decreased wound healing, impaired immune system, and increased mortality. Increasing a person with dementias nutrition and intake can reduce the problems associated with malnutrition. People with late stage dementia will require a lot of assistance with feeding. This can be a challenge because a lot of dementia patients are resistant to care which includes feeding. Dementia patient may state that they don’t want to eat or they are not hungry they may not view someone who wants to assist them as helpful....   [tags: neurologic condition] 775 words
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Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan - Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan Personal Nutrition Exercise Plan The major goal in life that will add great health and longevity to one’s life is to have a healthy diet along with the proper amount of physical activity added to it. This is something that I have learned a lot about in this class. Now I am trying to balance my own individual needs with plenty of physical activity which allows me to develop a plan that helps me to maintain a healthy weight and prevents disease from appearing and with an active schedule with school, work, and teenage daughters it could be pretty changing to...   [tags: Health] 1490 words
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Improving Nutrition in School Lunches - According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years,” meaning that America’s children need to start eating healthier, including healthier school lunches. The National School Lunch Act is a fairly recent addition to American society. For, as the world waged war a second time, the United States began to worry about the strength and health of the country’s soldiers. However, in the beginning, selling excess agricultural goods was more important than building a healthy, well-balanced meal for students....   [tags: Obesity, Student Health]
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Nutrition Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease - Nutrition Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease It is imperative as a nurse to develop an understanding that caring for a patient goes beyond the physical care given and it includes a holistic aspect: caring for the body, mind and soul. This holistic approach can be applied when assessing patients’ nutritional status and helping them implement healthy life choices, while living with a disease and possibly the comorbidities caused by the disease. Specifically, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the comorbidities associated can be highly preventable with adequate nutrition, regular exercise and management of a healthy weight throughout life....   [tags: health prevention, diseases, disorders]
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Nutrition, Exercise and Cancer Prevention - In 2006, Harvard Men’s Health Watch stated that “About 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and some 560,000 will die from the disease” (Exercise and Malignancy 5). Many individuals and families have fought the battle of cancer for a number of years. There is not yet a perfect cure for this number one deadliest disease, and it is unknown how long it will take to find one. While many risk factors of developing cancer cannot be changed such as genetics, environmental carcinogens (substances that cause cancer), or a certain number of hormones, fortunately, there are several studies that show there are ways to somewhat reduce the risk of cancer....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan - Proper nutrition and exercise is the key to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. A problem that I am suffering from is obesity, and it has been an issue with my family for generations. By following an eating plan designed specifically for me, I will be capable of progressing toward a healthier weight, and hopefully live a longer life. Also included in my personalized eating and exercise plan, is taking steps to stop smoking which will assist me with meeting my goals of losing weight and improving my health....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Society on Health and Nutrition - In today’s society people will always try to find the easy way out of things especially when it comes to health and nutrition. Rather it be finding something quick to eat, or turning to the latest diet pills to shed pounds. These two things are what seems to be a quick fix for society, without considering their health. Ultimately preventing society from choosing to eat the right things and losing weight by becoming active. Developing a healthy lifestyle requires giving up certain foods and replacing them with ones that nourish one’s body, also not depending on pills or “quick fixes” to resolve issues with being overweight....   [tags: eat, weight, healthy, lifestyles, pills, food] 961 words
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Nutrition and Physical Activity - ... Therefore, individuals who eat the necessary daily amount of fruits and vegetables and incorporate physical activity into everyday life are more likely to maintain healthy living. (3) The null hypothesis; of those who have not participated in physical activity and health and nutritional eating habits within the last six months are more likely to health and weight related issues. (4) The alternative hypothesis claims, individuals who have in fact engaged in physical activity and nutritional eating habits over the last six months, are less likely to have health related conditions due to diet and exercise....   [tags: healthy lifestyles, research, variables]
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Understanding Health and Nutrition - Nutrition is important to understand because it is a significant contributor to the health and wellness of a human being. Nutrition can determine the weight of a person, the performance of organs and the body’s ability to prevent or accelerate certain diseases. Health and nutrition can be influenced by several factors such as family, friends, peers as well as physical and mental stress. As a young child, the immediate family is the biggest influence on nutrition because they are the first role models and establish the initial habits that the individual will develop....   [tags: Health ]
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Mother and Child Nutrition - Mother and child nutrition encompasses a vast array of meanings, depending on the country a mother resides. In sum, the goal is to get a mother and her child to an optimum state of health and nutrition to combat illnesses, sicknesses, and deficiencies that can arise and put the mother and child at risk pre, during, or post pregnancy. Unfortunately, many developing countries lack the ability to provide quality care to its citizens and Jamaica is no exception. In Jamaica, common deficiencies are associated with mother and child nutrition, such as anemia, vitamin A deficiency, and iodine deficiency10.These deficiencies can also effect a mother before she has conceived and after her child has be...   [tags: IDA, WHO, MDG]
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Basic Guidelines for Nutrition - ... This means that high red wine consumption correlates with healthy hearts, but it doesn’t mean that red wine prevents heart disease. Something else in the French diet or lifestyle could be the protective factor. Perhaps it is the relaxing times spent talking to friends and family while drinking wine. My favorite example of a correlation that is clearly not a cause is that the more telephone poles a country has, the more heart disease its citizens have (Campbell 2005). A more likely explanation than annoying telephone calls causing heart disease is that telephone poles are a marker of industrialization and the diet and lifestyles of industrialized nations cause heart disease....   [tags: food, diet, supplements, product] 2858 words
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Nutrition, Obesity, and Disease - ... The relation of the lack of nutrition leading to obesity and diseases continues to be shown across the world. Not only is obesity largely linked to diabetes, but now cancer is linked to patients who have diabetes. In the past four years there has been research performed that showed an increasing risk for cancer in people who already have diabetes. This risk is not true of all cancers but only a select few, the most common shown in research were liver and pancreatic cancers, the risk is considered to be a double than just a small percentage as for those that do not have diabetes (Morganstein & Feher, 2013)....   [tags: type 2 diabetes]
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Benefits of Maintaining Nutrition - ... This can be obtained from vegetables, beans, eggs, milk and meat. Great Nutrients are basic for the correct working of the body cells to synchronize the working of all the essential organs, you have to devour a nutritious eating regimen at least once in a day. Despite the fact that nutrients are produced by the body, there are many more that we need to get from food. Without the nutrients, the cells of your body can't essentially work. A good balanced diet prevent diseases. Numerous health issues that emerge because of our lifestyle, for example, diabetes, blood pressure, obesity and overweight might be fought with the assistance of adjusted nutritious eating regimen....   [tags: exercise, health, obesity] 675 words
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Nutrition in Living Organisms - Nutrition is the essential organic nutrients living organisms require for growth, maintenance, reproduction and repair. This is an essential process for the organism’s survival. Living organisms require energy to survive; this energy is derived from nutrients, or food. Ingestion, digestion, absorption and excretion are the stages of processing food. Heterotrophs are organisms which cannot synthesise their own food and are therefore totally reliant on organic substances for nutrition. Animals are heterotrophs and are divided into three categories; herbivores, carnivores and omnivores depending on how they obtain their food....   [tags: Biology ]
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Nutrition Education for Children - The obesity epidemic is an increasing problem in America, and too many people just let it pass by. School menus in the United States particularly need to be updated so our youth can have a healthier future. Most schools have fast food restaurants in their cafeteria, which is one reason for a rise in obesity. People are not caring about what they use as brain food, when in reality, choosing the right food to eat during school can help improve attention spans and grades. Out of 116 schools, 106 had vending machines full of junk food (Pasch)....   [tags: USA, Obesity, School Lunch]
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Nutrition and Cognitive Health - The term ‘cognitive health’ is often associated with conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, depression, etc. While an overwhelming body of research and evidence support that cognitive disorders are likely to be influenced by genetic predispositions and environmental factors, there has also been a great deal of research conducted in effort to explore the relationship between nutritional status and cognitive health. It has been found that many aspects of cognitive health are not only impacted, but also dependent upon certain nutrients which must be obtained through the diet....   [tags: womb, dopamine, norepinephrine]
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - As of 2013, one sixth of the entire country was enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Through this program, 47 million Americans are given federal financial aid to purchase fresh groceries (Plumer). One of the highly debated provisions of the SNAP program is what participants should be allowed to use their food stamps for. As of right now, food stamps can only be used to purchase food that can be cooked or eaten at home, preventing families from spending the federal aid at restaurants (USDA)....   [tags: SNAP, USDA, FRAC]
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Sports Nutrition: Improving Performance - Serious athletes push their limits to become stronger and faster. A key feature of physical activity is that it increases the rate of energy use, causing athletes to have a greater need for energy nutrients (carbohydrate, protein, and fat) (Bernardot, 2006). The practice of sports nutrition has evolved over the years and has become increasingly complex. At one time, the focus was on achieving a high protein intake, especially animal protein. This idea is attractive since it is easy to believe that a high intake of protein will support the building and repair of muscle proteins....   [tags: serious athletes, adequate intake]
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Vital Role of Nutrition - Nutrition is essential to healthy aging; it has been shown to play a vital role in the development of dementia, memory loss, vitamin deficiencies and stroke. An estimated 10%–30% of people over the age of 65 suffer from Vitamin B12 deficiency most commonly caused by malabsorption. It is advised that people over 70 years of age obtain 2.4 μg/day of Vitamin B12. People suffering from inadequate Vitamin B12 levels can experience fatigue, weight loss, weakness, depression, memory impairment, heart attack and stroke....   [tags: Dementia, Memory Loss, Vitamin Deficiency]
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Muscular Development and Nutrition - ... These research processes were particularly useful for obtaining dependable information from online and printed material provided by experts with a lot of experience in Muscle Building. I was very glad with the sources that I found and collected, especially the large and diverse content that both books possessed. They were especially effective when comparing website sources with these books, because as we all know anyone can create or edit a website with their own input, with the authenticity questioned....   [tags: strength training anatomy] 1285 words
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Issues Concerning International Nutrition - ... Why should I limit myself to the actual meat product. Should I not consider how dairy, eggs and other animal byproducts contribute to the global food system. Therefore, my action will be to switch to veganism, for at least two weeks, and possibly continue after the two weeks are through. My justifications for this action are as follows. According to the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota, by the year 2050, global crop demands will increase by 60-120%. This is due to the increase in demand of meat, dairy and egg products (Cassidy et al., 2013)....   [tags: world hunger, lifestyle, crops] 538 words
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Nutrition & Network Marketing - Nutrition & Network Marketing Choosing a career never came easy for me, however, because of a long time illness with Fibromyalgia, a career with Nutrition and Network Marketing found me. Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease that affects the nerve endings in different parts of the body. Some of the symptoms are chronic fatigue and pain. For the most part, I just wanted to get my day over with, come home, and go to bed. I was not enjoying what most people consider a good quality of life. A very dear friend of mine offered to share this bottle of juice that actually looked like a bottle of wine....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Prostate Cancer and Nutrition - Prostate Cancer and Nutrition Clinical Radiation Prostate cancer is the most common cancer of men and the third most common cause of death from cancer. Prostate cancer usually occurs in men above the age of 50. Many men who have prostate cancer, do not show any symptoms. Screening for this cancer is usually done by a Digital rectum exam (DRE) and/or Prostate specific antigen test (PSA).Digital rectum exam is the palpation of the prostate through the anus to check the size of the prostate. Prostate specific antigen test is a blood test to check if the prostate is releasing this specific antigen in the blood stream which can be a strong indication of prostate cancer....   [tags: clinical radiation, illnesses]
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Nutrition Project: Diverticular Disease - Diverticular disease is a disease that is caused by the low amount of fiber consumption, straining of bowel movements, and constipation that occurs over a long period of time (Peaston). The straining of bowel movements can cause small pouches or sacs called diverticula to form, which is called colonic diverticulosis. A person is not diagnosed with diverticular disease when diverticula forms in their colon, but when the diverticula causes lower abdominal pain (Peaston). 10 to 25 percent of Americans who are diagnosed with diverticular disease developed diverticulitis, a more serious stage of diverticular disease (Meerscharet)....   [tags: fiber, bowel, movement, surgery, bacteria]
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Scientific Research on Nutrition - ... Bass concludes that most dieters experience depression, headaches, fatigue and many other symptoms, while trying to obtain their “dream body”. Restricting diet is extremely unhealthy and can lead not only to death, but also to many long term diseases. As stated by Evelyn Tribole (2012), an unhealthy diet can increase the chances of gaining an eating disorder and also cause the participant to gain back some, or in many cases, all of the weight lost during the diet. Dieters can also experience mental health issues, causing them to become antisocial and develop severe eating disorders, that will affect them longterm....   [tags: food choices, diet] 833 words
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Nutrition Case Studies - Please read the following case studies and answer the questions which follow them. The questions may have several right answers; I am looking to see if you have put some thought into the assignment and that you give accurate information in your responses. Please email your answers to me by June 24. If you have any questions about this assignment, please email me before June 24. Case Study 1 Randy, age 36, and his whole family love football. They love to play football and to watch football. Randy played football in college, but now that he has a job at a law firm working many hours, he just plays every once in a while on a Saturday....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 1506 words
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Guide for Students Pursuing a Career in Nutrition - INTRODUCTION Purpose: This report is designed as a guide for students pursuing a career in Nutrition. It contains answers about whether someone can become a Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor’s or if they need to get a Master’s to become registered. It also includes the process of achieving dietetic credentials with a Bachelor’s degree. This involves undergraduate summer opportunities and internships. Scope: In this report you will find steps toward earning a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition....   [tags: Registered dietician's degree] 516 words
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Geriatric Nutrition Assessment: The Importance of Patient´s Nutrition Status - ... Both of those condition cause en affect on her ability to assume the recommended nutrition for a regular 56-year-old woman. She stated that she has a difficult eating problem after the CVA happened. She also felt depress and lost her appetite. Besides that, because of her other existing conditions such as DM, hypertension, and kidney disease, she also has to maintain a strictly low sodium and fat diet while she was in hospital. This strict diet had a big impact on her appetite and her total food intake, because she used to consume a lot of salt at home....   [tags: weakness, patient care, medical history] 938 words
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Are the nutrition charts on food packages accurate? - I. Introduction Nutrition charts on packaged food is one of the major sources of nutritional info available to consumers. Most developed countries, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and the UK, require packaged food to display nutritional information.1 Many consumers use nutrition labels as a reference in purchasing food products.1 Some research results indicate that over 50% of the general adult population uses nutrition labels in New Zealand, Canada, and the USA.1 Consumers use nutritional charts to guide their food selection for various purposes.1 Some individuals follow special diets and select food based on macronutrient contents.1 Other individuals with health conditions,...   [tags: Health Claims, Fat Content]
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Teenage Athlete Nutrition - Teenage Athlete Nutrition In todays’ world, the cheapest food you can buy is the one that is worst for your body. Nutrition is the key for your guidance and success in high school sports. Not only are you competing, you’re growing. “During your teen years, girls sprout an average 10 inches and gain 53 pounds, while boys averagely grow 11 inches and gain 70 pounds during their teen years” (Jensen). This is why kids now a days’ need to layoff of the fatty foods that are being thrown into their faces....   [tags: healthy diet, guidance, sucess]
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Teenage Athlete Nutrition - ... Other than foods, liquid is also needed in your daily life. Water is the best choice, taking a bottle to school and sipping on his throughout the day actually will help you stay hydrated (Jensen). Now this may sound obvious, but energy drinks like Gatorade or PowerAde can affect your body. An unhealthy nutrition for a teenager includes a lot of things, but perhaps some daily things you drink or eat don’t seem as healthy as they seem. As I was saying about Gatorade and PowerAde, it may commercially seem like it can benefit you in whatever sport you do, it doesn’t really actually help....   [tags: Gatorade or PowerAde]
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Nutrition Education Needs - A. Nutrition Education Needs The intervention targets Hispanic pregnant teenagers. In 2012, 305,420 babies were born to females ages 15 to 19 (US). Also, one in five births from the same age group, were to females who already had one or more babies (US). Hispanics currently have the highest teen birth rates, and according to charts, Texas is one of the highest states to have teenage birth rates (US). Expecting a baby during adolescence years poses a threat to the future child, not only in the early years, but also in years to come of the child’s life (klein)....   [tags: theory of planned behavior]
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Today’s Teenage Nutrition - ... A 2007 Center for Disease Control study found less than one in to teens consume the minimum suggested amount of vitamins, fruits, and vegetables a day (Kolodziejski, Media). A healthy choice of nutrition every day is recommended for perfect growth, develop, and future. In contrast, eating unhealthy foods is a major “tradition” in today’s world. Many teens are too busy to take the time to look “deeper” into what they actually are eating. Too many teens aren’t getting enough nutrition but are getting plenty of sugar, sodas, fries, chips and nonnutritive, high calorie snack foods (Cavadini, Siega-Riz, and Popkin)....   [tags: eating healthy, vitamins, minerals] 593 words
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Fitness and Nutrition to Achieve the Best Body - ... To lose weight fewer calories are needed. A low calorie diet will cause the body to use up stored body fat for energy, not consuming enough calories is known as a calorie deficit. Having a high calorie diet to gain eight will cause the body to bulk up. Consuming more calories is known as a calorie surplus. Depending on the goal the number of grams needed for the body varies. This does not mean sugars, oils and fast foods count as calories that benefit the body. Healthy nutrition is clean dieting with natural fats, natural sugars and proper balancing....   [tags: society, workouts, motivation, meal] 1118 words
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How Far Will Bad Nutrition Go? - One major problem in the United States is the priority nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website found that “Children ages 6 to 11 saw 10% fewer TV advertisements for fast food, but children and teens continued to see three to five fast food ads on TV every day;” (“Fast Food Companies”). The advertisements are directed towards teens because they have resources to go and consume cheap food; most teens can drive and have a job making it easier to travel. When students see fast food advertisements all around them every day, they are tempted to go out and buy food because it is cool and they want to be accepted....   [tags: health, media, advertisements, food, students]
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South Africa: Nutrition in the KwaNuyswa Community - I have chosen to focus on nutrition in the KwaNyuswa Community for my Research Task. The KwaNyuswa Community is a traditional isiZulu speaking community and is situated in the Valley of a 1000 hills (See Map on the next page). It is a rural settlement located on the outskirts of Hillcrest. This community would have originated as a result of Apartheid. Apartheid was a system put in place by the National Party government of racial segregation in South African. Apartheid occurred from 1948 to 1994....   [tags: segregation, apartheid]
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Aging and Nutrition: Commentary on 3 Articles - Article 1 Susan Weiner unveils the many secrets and successes of “ Age-proofing” your life. In her article, Weiner reveals that the two most imperative elements in your quest is nutrition and exercise. There is no exact blueprint on gracefully aging due to the fact that everyone is different however, if one practices a healthy lifestyle and accommodates it with minimal stress the aging process wont be as drastic as it can be. Many researchers have came to the conclusion that those who live the longest consume a high amount of fruit, vegetables, and grain....   [tags: Exercise, Stress] 702 words
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Dietitians: Food Nutrition - “Those who have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness” - Edward Stanley. In this quote the author was saying that eating right is not just about maintaining a healthy weight; it affects your total state of well-being. Having poor lifestyle habits can cause people to become more susceptible of a disease in their near future. These diseases can be prevented by eating right. Most people would think that a dietitian's main task in their job force is to put people on a steady diet to enhance their health....   [tags: illness, health, obesity]
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Animal and Cell Models for Human Nutrition - Assignment Animal and Cell Models for Human Nutrition Table of contents 1. Discussion of study and the process being investigated………………………….3 1.1. Application to human studies……………………………………………3 2. What is known about the mechanisms involved. ………………………………..3 3. The approach and findings of the paper 3.1. Methods……………………………………………………………………4 3.2. Results.……………………………………………………………........….5 3.3. Findings……………………………………………………………………5 4. The different experimental models used to study this particular process 4.1 Animal models……………………………………………………………..6 4.1.1 Rodent models…………………………………………………….6 4.1.1.1 Mouse models…………………………………………….6 4.1.1.2 Rat models………………………………………………..7 4.1.2 Non-human primates...   [tags: health, high fat diet]
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Good Nutrition Leads to Healthy Population - ... Obesity alone costs the American healthcare system $147 billion dollars a year. Allocating resources to the education of the public on additive sugar consumption could potentially reduce the amount of money spent on healthcare for the obese and overweight (Malik, Popkin, Bray, Despres, & Hu, 2010, p. 1356). Another nutrition issue that populations face is the misleading labels on products bought in stores. Though many people try to be conscious of what they buy to put in their family, misleading labels have made it extremely difficult....   [tags: weight, sugary beverages, diet]
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Optimum Nutrition Company and Its Advertisements - ... The second commercial shows different body builders who talk about the product and how the product helps them while they are working. The commercial shows how the product gives the costumer energy and focus during their exercises. The second commercial has similar association as the first commercial “associated the product with success and trophy”. Also the company chooses regular and lots of participants to talk about it, to give the people clue of how they could be strong just like them. Celebrities are the most affective power at advertising business because the people follow them and apply every thing they do....   [tags: body builder, exercise] 829 words
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The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition During Pregnancy - Everyone knows that a healthy pregnancy requires special care. A healthy diet accompanied by moderate exercise is very important as it will cause the fetus has a great development and thus a pregnancy will be much better, but staying healthy during pregnancy depends on you, so it's crucial to arm yourself with information about the many ways to keep you and your baby as healthy as possible. A healthy diet is very important because the deficiency of some nutrients can cause various adverse effects for both, mother and the fetus....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Depending on Horseshoe Crabs and Bait for Nutrition - ... Upon their arrival, the weather is still variable and the feeding conditions are nonexistent. It is therefore imperative for red knots to gain a certain amount of body fat reserves in order to survive and breed successfully (Niles et al., 2009). Both the horseshoe crab and the red knot are listed on the IUCN red list as near threatened and least concern, respectively. Between 1992 and 1997, the reported harvest of crabs increased 20-fold from 100,000 to more than 2 million (Niles et al., 2009)....   [tags: endangered, fishery, anthropogenic sources] 818 words
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Analysis - The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (S.N.A.P.) is a federal program founded in 1964, with the purpose of reducing hunger and malnutrition in the United States. Low-income families and individuals that qualify for this federal assistance can buy food every month in the form of an electronic benefit transfer (EBT). These EBT cards are similar to debit card; cardholder’s recipient can use their cash benefits or buy eligible food at most stores and retailers. Over the years S.N.A.P expenses have dramatically increase....   [tags: food stamps, federal assistance, ebt card]
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Nutrition - ... It has been shown to be successful in treating OCD and it’s also effective for other anxiety disorders. This is formed from precursor coenzymes found in B-vitamins. Example of foods with high tryptophan level are elk meat, goat, seaweed, soy, spinach, crabs, halibut, and shrimps. Inositol - Inositol is a nutrient related to vitamin B complex, which is necessary for the cell membranes’ proper formation. It has an ability to affect nerve transmission as well as transporting fats within the body....   [tags: diet, brain, serotonin, supplements] 650 words
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Australian's School Nutrition Program Evaluation - Introduction: The Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) was developed to improve the social status of the Aboriginal people. School Nutrition Program (SNP) was introduced within the NTER to increase school attendance and improve children’s learning (1). School going children in remote areas were provided with meals for breakfast and lunch. Provision of nutritious food was likely to have effects on the children’s health. In preparing for the 2014 SNP evaluation, the following questions may guide to describe program process or implementation (2): a) What challenges or problems have been identified during the implementation of SNP from 2007 to 2014....   [tags: aboriginal issues, NTER]
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Healthy Diet and Nutrition Tips - People in America are becoming more and more overweight. They are lacking information about nutrition. They don't know that certain foods can prevent certain diseases. Here's some information to help you understand the importance of eating and dieting right. OBESITY IN AMERICA It seems that in today's society, families are too busy to sit down and eat dinner at the table like a family. The parents are too busy with work, and the children have after school activities. So they just grab something quick to eat through the drive through at their local McDonalds, and don't even think twice about the lack of nutrition they are receiving....   [tags: Papers] 1419 words
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Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Adolescents - Nutrition for Infants, Children, and Adolescents Works Cited Not INcluded Each child is a unique individual whose heredity and environment shape the course of his or her life. Woven into the daily life are aspects of food and nutrition. What childhood memories of food do you have. Are these memories healthy or unhealthy. Foods and their nutrients are essential to life. In the beginning years of life an infant’s nutritional health depends on the family unit. Parents must have knowledge of the changing food needs of the child and must also have sufficient resources to provide food, shelter, and clothing for the family....   [tags: Papers Health Lifestyle Kids Essays] 2638 words
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Proper Nutrition and the Atkins Diet - Introduction Nutrition plays a very important role in our lives, it could help to extend or decrease our life span as well as define our degree of livelihood as we progress into old age. With our potential to live longer than ever before comes the urgent need to monitor and adjust the amounts, the types of food and supplements that we ingest into our bodies. Proper nutrition in our early years will not only lead to a learned commitment but will also lead to a lifetime habit toward a healthy extended life....   [tags: Health, Atkins Diet Essays]
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The Withdrawal of Nutrition and Hydration in the Vegetative State Patient - In their “The withdrawal of nutrition and hydration in the vegetative state patient: Societal dimension and issues at stake for the medical profession,” Gian L. Gigli and Mariarosaria Valente argue points against the withdrawal of assisted nutrition and hydration. They believe this decision will possibly cause an ethical impact on the medical field and on society as a whole. Within the article, the authors attempt to evaluate the historical background, the quality of human life, the problem of consent, and consequences of withdrawing assisted nutrition of those in permanent vegetative state....   [tags: intention, medical tradition] 1006 words
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Summary of the Balanced Life, Fitness and Nutrition System - Introduction Balanced Life, Fitness and Nutrition is a personal fitness company based on personalized training and nutrition programs. They host one-on-one interviews with potential clients to determine the optimal training and food intake regimens that will help their clients towards their intended goals. This document is intended to serve as a basic summary of the Balanced Life, Fitness and Nutrition system to be developed by BREA Solutions. It is an extension and update of the previously submitted inception document....   [tags: Business Analysis] 1120 words
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Living a Healthy Lifestyle: Nutrition and Weight Management - ... The Australian population is an estimate of 23,491,665 and roughly 14million of these people are overweight or obese. Developing personal skills would also include the education of Food Tech which is where people learn how to cook their own meals and the basic nutrition information. If people can cook meals instead of getting takeaway it will have a massive positive impact on their health. Education of the health risks associated with overweight and obesity needs be implementing into the PDHPE course at schools around the world....   [tags: healthy eating, physical activity] 895 words
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The Women Infant and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program - ... The approved supplemental foods were fruit juice, infant and adult cereal, cheese, milk and eggs. Pineville, Kentucky opened the first official WIC site in 1974, and was operating in 45 states. On October 7, 1975 the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children was officially deemed a permanent program(The Library on Congress, n.d., p.1 ). In 1977 WIC added a third food package for children with special dietary needs, and also the law allowed State agencies to allocate three different types of food distribution systems which include direct, retail purchase and home delivery....   [tags: pregnant, breastfeeding, children] 1266 words
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Nutrition Labeling Can Lower Health Care Costs - People will research about food items manufactured by companies to find the healthy organic ingredients, but when they find hurtful ingredients instead; it hurts the company. That is why companies try to hide their ingredients by using complicated words just like coating a burnt cake with frosting. If people gain the knowledge and saw that food manufacturers use more bad contents rather than good, they will stop purchasing their products. The Food and Drug Administration’s Working Group quotes, “The FDA’s Working Group on Obesity explained that the pervasiveness of the obesity epidemic means that more nutritional information must be presented to consumers in restaurant settings” (“History of...   [tags: fda, food, organic ingridients] 566 words
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Statment of Purpose for a Masters in International Public Health Nutrition - England Since my high school days I have developed strong interests for the issues of health, especially public health and research, as I advocate the opinion that the health promotion and lifestyle improvement is a motor for addressing the current global health problems. That is why I enrolled myself at the Pokhara University, where I graduated first in my class, with distinction at the program Bachelor of Public Health. Therefore, I would like to apply for an MSc in International Public Health Nutrition at the University of Westminster....   [tags: leadership, volunteer, education] 700 words
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Children´s Diet and Nutrition, An Anotated Bibliography - ... I suggest to parents the importance of diet, especially the intake of breakfast by their children. This information helps to emphasize the idea that practicing healthy behaviors will positively help their children’s behavioral and cognitive functioning. Benton, D. (2004). Role of Parents in the Determination of the Food Preferences of Children and the Development of Obesity. International Journal of Obesity, 28. 858-869. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802532. This article investigates the key role parents play in how children determine their food preferences as well as the potential onset of obesity....   [tags: eating behaviors, food preferences] 1150 words
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Improving Health and Nutrition to Diminish Obesity Rates in France - ... One thing France does not lack is health insurance for everyone. France provides public health insurance for citizen. Although there is some cost sharing, costs are low and reimbursed and if a citizen is very poor, the government provides them with 100 percent free healthcare. The free healthcare is a little different, however it still provides care for all 15 percent of the poorest citizens (Klein, 2012). France is often compared to United States because the United Kingdom ranked France first in healthcare among 87 other Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries (France, n.d)....   [tags: program, limiting food advertisement] 629 words
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How to Teach Kids the Importance of Nutrition and Exercise - More and more parents are struggling these days to find time for family exercise in their busy schedules. And even when the whole family comes together for a group activity, motivating kids to enjoy a physical workout is also a challenge. However, by planning fun and creative activities that involve the entire family, parents can help their children enjoy a healthy lifestyle. One of the keys to teaching a child the importance of proper nutrition and exercise is to emphasize maintaining a healthy weight in their formative years....   [tags: Instructional Essay, Process Essay, How-To Essay] 523 words
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Proper Nutrition During a Baby's First Year - The first year of a baby’s life is a time of rapid changes and figuring out who to trust in the world. That first year many things happen that are very important to the future of the infant. This point in life is a time of “rapid physical and nervous system development, accomplishments that ensure an infant’s survival and ability to cope with its world” (Dacey et al., 2009). Babies rapidly gain weight in the first year so nutrition is a very important part of the development process. They need a good diet consisting of “carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, and vitamins” (Dacey et al., 2009)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Schools Must Combat Obesity with Proper Nutrition - From the time they were in elementary school, students have heard about the importance of nutrition. Although they have been taught the value of a balanced, healthy diet, students continue to ignore the recommendations given to them and even complain about the steps that the school administration takes to improve the nutritional quality of the foods within the cafeteria. While the students may not realize it, obesity in children and teenagers has been steadily increasing, and schools nationwide are taking action to combat this epidemic (Rutledge 1)....   [tags: Childhood Obesity]
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The Stages of Pregnancy and Nutrition during Your Gestation Period - ... Foods that are rich in protein like eggs, chicken, beans, pulses, lentils and soya nuggets are advices to take. In case of dairy products, foods such as milk, cottage cheese, curd and yoghurt is recommended. Even healthy snacks are also recommended during this time with ten glasses of water in a day. You can try healthy drinks like coconut water; skimmed milk and banana shake which is very good for the health of mother and baby. If you are feeling to have healthy snack then try Upma. Grilles paneer tikka, sweet potato chat, fruit or vegetable, Bhel puri, mixed vegetable idly or khandvi....   [tags: signs, body, week, baby, foods] 1694 words
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Increasing Public Awareness Of Food Safety - In order to survive, people must eat. Unfortunately, the food that is needed for survival is not always available, safe, or nutritious for individuals, families, consumers and communities. The implementation of public policy is essential to alleviate some of the problems associated with the nation’s food supply. By gaining awareness of public policy issues that impact society and making change happen through the formation of public policy, FCS professionals in the field of nutrition can improve the health and well-being of the nation....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Appropraite Nutrition Care Plan for Referred Patients - ... Patients/Residents identified by the Doctor or Nurse as being at medium or high risk of falls are referred by them to other members of the multi-disciplinary team (e.g. Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Social Worker, Speech & Language Therapist) or other relevant professionals (e.g. Audiology Nurse, Audiologist, Chiropodist, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Podiatrist) as appropriate for full assessment and follow-up as indicated. Forever autumn is a falls awareness programme implemented for all staff clinical and non-clinical, exhibiting the risk of falls exhibiting the risk of falls among the patients/residents in the writers clinical area of practice....   [tags: provision therapeutic & texture modified diets] 1295 words
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Consistency in the National School Lunch Program - Claim The National School Lunch Program needs to standardize and regulate their set nutritional standards at all schools to help curb the growing prevalence of childhood obesity and other weight related diseases. What is the National School Lunch Program. “The National School Lunch Program, or NSLP, is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 101,000 public and non‐profit private schools and residential childcare institutions.” ("National school lunch," 2011) This government-run program is headed by the department of Food and Nutrition standards, a subgroup of the United States Department of Agriculture....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Chocolate May Have a Future in the Health Food Aisle - Before you reach for that chocolate heart for your Valentine this year, consider the findings of Andrew McShea and team, found in Nutrition Reviews. When it comes to chocolate, most of us will agree that it has more of a positive effect on our waistlines than our health. But McShea’s article, entitled “Clinical benefit and preservation of flavonols in dark chocolate manufacturing,” shows us a different side of the sweet treat, by pointing out the health benefits of one of its ingredients, an antioxidant called flavonol....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet - A recurring theme in professional health literature for many years, the role of red meat in a healthy diet continues to be at the forefront, due in part because of the scientific debate: Is red meat necessary in a balanced diet or is it detrimental to good health. In a Nursing Standard article, “The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet,” Carrie Ruxton claims that a balanced diet that includes small amounts of lean red meat contributes to good health. Ruxton, a free-lance dietician, states that “lean red meat is unlikely to increase the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and colorectal cancer” and that those diseases are due to eating processed meats that are salted or smo...   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Importance of Fruit in a Well-Balanced Diet - An apple a day keeps the doctors away. Is that cliché really that far off. Actually, no; that statement holds truth. Everybody knows the importance of fruit as a part of a well-balanced diet, but most people do not know just how good fruit is for health. Not only does fruit aid in good physical health, but it also provides benefits for good mental health. Fruit makes weight loss more efficient and heightens brain functions. Eating a healthy amount of fruit improves the ability for the body to lose weight....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Healthy Food is Better Than Junk Food - Your complete name Instructor’s name Course name Date Healthy food is better than junk food We are living in an age of MacDonald, KFC and star bucks where it becomes too hard to resist the tantalizing offers of pizzas, burgers, French fries and other appealing stuff these food chains have to offer. The healthier alternatives of food, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meat and whole grains are too unappealing to ignite such a craving and finally preference for eating. However, increasing obesity among teens, heart problems, eating disorders and new researches call for our attention....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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School Lunch: Why Change Needs to Happen - Imagine going back to childhood and sitting in a school cafeteria during lunchtime. The room is filled with a thunderous roar as all the children laugh and discuss the plans of attack for the impending recess. Fluorescent lights cast a pale greenish glow amongst the young faces as they walk about the aisles looking for the perfect seat, while rows of tables are occupied with the eager students waiting to devour the food in front of them. Aromas of all the food waft through the air, invoking the hungry stomachs to growl with anticipation....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Effects of Media on Food Market - Dieting, in the past few decades, has become a significant part of American culture today. This includes fad dieting, regular utilization of diet products such as Slimfast, and even metabolism altering pills. Ironically, in addition to this aspect of popular American culture today, there is also an obesity epidemic. In reaction to these problems presented, unfortunately, there is also a tremendously skewed ideal body image for those influenced by societal standards. Dieting products (“diet” labeled) only encourage a skewed body image....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Nutritional Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers - The importance of nutrition in infancy and toddlerhood actually begins before conception and continues throughout the entire pregnancy. It is vitally important to take care of oneself before one actually becomes pregnant. This is not only to ensure a healthy pregnancy but also a healthy baby. Once the baby is born, breast-feeding is one of the healthiest ways to provide nutrition to your child during the first year. This continues throughout their life by choosing healthy foods for your toddler....   [tags: nutrition]
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A Low Fat, Heart Healthy Diet - Low Fat Heart Healthy Diet A low fat heart healthy diet is my idea of the best nutritional diet, especially since heart disease is the number one killer among people in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is very prevalent in my family. I lost both, paternal and maternal grandparents to heart disease. My father has severe heart disease, and my mother and brother are both hypertensive and require medication; therefore, I know I’m especially vulnerable to this disease. For many years, I ate whatever I wanted without regard to the nutritional value of the garbage I was putting in my mouth....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Breastfeeding and The WIC Program - The United States' Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children also known as WIC supplies almost fifty percent of the infant formula used in the US at no charge to the families. This has raised a red flag for concern because it is well-known that feeding with infant formula results in poorer health outcomes for infants than breastfeeding. Why should WIC offer any formula at all to its clients when breast milk is free, and it is known to be more beneficial for infants than formula....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Organic Foods: The Real Deal - The growth of the organic food industry has been drastic, growing at a rate of 20% annually since 1990. Consumers think that organic foods have more nutritional value, better taste, and have a smaller environmental footprint. Consumers have been willing to spend 10% to 40% more than their traditional counterpart. However, there is little evidence that organic food contains more nutrients, has a better taste, or has less of an environmental impact than traditional foods. In a recent study conducted at the University of Michigan, researchers discovered consumers tended to believe that organic food is more nutritious non organic food....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Increasing Fruit and Vegetable Consumption - Despite the proven benefits of adequate fruit and vegetable consumption to health promotion and disease prevention as well as national efforts to increase consumption to recommended levels, data suggest that the average individual’s daily intake continues to fall below recommendations for many Americans1. In a community assessment of Nacogdoches County in Texas, multiple risk factors for inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption were identified, including: low income level, poverty status, unemployment status, Black ethnicity, low level of education, and currently exhibiting another detrimental health outcome....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Sugar Consumption and It's Implications - Sugar is one of life's greatest indulgences, it has been consumed throughout the centuries in various forms such as fruit and honey. However, within this modern age, sugar is readily available and widely consumed. The growing popularity of soft drinks, fast food, and snacks that typically contain significant amounts of added sugar the question should be asked – how much added sugar do I consume, how much should I consume, and what are the implications of consuming too much. “The USDA recommends that the average person on a 2,000-calorie daily diet include no more than 40 grams of added sugars.” (USDA Fact Book) Furthermore, the American Heart Association (AHA) suggests women should...   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Eating Habits in Adolescents - Introduction: The Research plan is about reviewing literature on eating habits in adolescents and how individuals and environmental factors influence the eating behaviour. Research also emphasises on importance of various meals in a day and inadequate nutrition and their impact. Specific health research questions will be discussed based on literature review and various variables – dependent and independent will be identified from those questions. The reader has also emphasised on the importance of research questions and how these questions can enhance knowledge about improving eating habits and taking control measures about health issues....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Eating Ourselves to Death - In the words of French author and social critic Francoise La Rochefoucauld, “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art” (“Food Quotes” 1). Perhaps this is why science seems to have failed us in defining what exactly intelligent eating is. If indeed it is an art, it would be far more fruitful to ask an artist (in this case a chef or a gourmand) what constitutes a healthy diet. But this is the 21st century, and we look to dieticians and nutritionists to tell us what to eat. The problem as I see it is they can’t seem to agree on anything or make up their minds for any length of time....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The History of Pasta - Pasta did not originate during the thirteenth century. A popular myth, pasta originated from Marco Polo’s voyage back from China, when he brought back noodles to Venice. According to food historian Serventi et al. (2003, p211) the myth originated in the 1920s from Macaroni Journal as an American promotional policy. In fact pasta originated 4,000 years ago. According to a national geographic article the preserved bowl of noodles was found below ten feet of dirt in Laija archaeological site (Roach, 2005)....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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