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Description of Concepts of Teaching and Learning for Patients - Having chronic obstructive pulmonary disease can be a debilitating disease that affects a person’s life style and activities of daily living. This lesson will help educate the newly diagnosed patient incorporate low impact exercises and activities into their daily life; these activities will lead to increased tolerance and decreased exacerbation episodes that lead to long term positive outcomes. Lesson These exercises and activities will help slow down the disease process as well as help the patient breathes easier....   [tags: pulmonary disease, tobacco, nutrition]
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A SWOT analysis of Retail Zoo’s Boost Juice Bar’s - The sole purpose of this report is to present a SWOT analysis of Retail Zoo’s Boost Juice bar’s also known as Boost, and from the analysis, to make recommendations for further future success for Boost. The report is based on multiple sources such as industry reports as well as company reports and boost’s own website and so on. The findings of this report demonstrate that Boost’s performance has been relatively successful since its launch, however through this report there has been some opportunities identified that may further expand the business in the near future, by building new strategic alliances with leading nutrition groups, new food menus to compete with its fast food market and a bu...   [tags: nutrition, market, boost juice]
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How Food is Viewed in the American Culture - Most people wouldn’t deny that food is vital to everyday life, but perhaps it has more importance than just simply nourishing our bodies. According to Carole M. Counihan, a doctor of anthropology, food is so important that society has constructed rules regarding its consumption. Counihan emphasizes in her 1992 Anthropology Quarterly article, “Food Rules in the United States: Individualism, Control and Hierarchy,” that these rules serve as the “means through which human beings construct reality” (Counihan, 1992, p....   [tags: nutrition, eating disorders]
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High Risk Behaviors in Mexican and Polish Cultures - High Risk Behaviors Both the Mexican and Polish cultures participate in the high risk behaviors of consuming large qualities of alcohol followed by the use of the illegal substance of cannabis. Although these societies prefer similar substances the rationale behind their taking part in these high risk behaviors are very different. The Mexican culture tends to be very festive where the use of substances is typically encircled around social gatherings. In contrast, the abuse of alcohol is long standing in the Polish in order to address the many hardships in life....   [tags: Nutrition, Pregnancy and Childbearing] 1164 words
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Obesity in the United States - A person is classified obesity if he/she is extremely overweight with high amount of fat. Obesity is a major health issue affecting many adults and children across the UK, every year. According Public Health England adults who are obese has been increased by a half percent while children continues - to breed nearly two quarters; in last two decades. Here some facts, Population monitoring definition of obesity For example, obesity affects both physically and emotionally, it develops a number of serious health conditions.(1) “ (≥95th centile) (NCMP 2011/12)....   [tags: nutrition, good food, exercise]
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Overview and Nature of the Obesity Epidemic - It is common to crave the many delicious foods that are found in today’s markets and restaurants. Some may enjoy them more than others and create an unhealthy eating behavior. For this reason it is not surprising that many Americans face an obesity epidemic. The great debate is whether obesity should be labeled as a disease or simply an individual choice due to a person’s lifestyle. The obesity epidemic, recently labeled a disease, continues to rise in America. However, alternative solutions and preventative measures show that obesity is not a disease....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Overeating]
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Obesity: A Consequence of America's Eating Habits - There are many factors that cause obesity, there are cultural factors, biological, and psychological. There are also claims that obesity is a habit forced on the population by media. But what happens to people who suffer from this terrible illness. Obesity has become a handicap in America, thus the amount of the population of obese people has increased significantly in the last century, and the population of people over weight is now over 60%. How to overcome obesity, lose weight as well as the concept of a healthy mindset and health issues (long and short term) will be discussed in this paper....   [tags: health, overweight, nutrition]
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Soy - Recently I have found myself playing around with soy beans. I have been doing a lot of research on the benefits of soy and been thinking about a variety of different ways that I could incorporate more soy into my daily dietary intake. Needless to say I have enjoyed every moment of it. Reason being is that as what has transpired is that I have found myself learning and experiementing with making different batchs of different recipes of different flavors of soy milk. It all started because I had been thinking about getting a soymilk maker shipped from Japan but decided that it would be prudent to figure out if I like the stuff enough to put out the dough....   [tags: Nutrition] 806 words
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The Benefits of the Family Dinner - “People say they don’t have time to cook, yet in the last few years we have found an extra two hours a day for the Internet.” After many studies being performed, family dinners, which were once a dying tradition, are beginning to return. (Time Magazine, 3) Family dinners have been proven to be very beneficial and help provide children with confidence and skills they need in their life. It is important for parents to encourage family dinners in their homes. When family dinners are frequently held in homes it will increase a child’s nutrition, education, communication and relationships, and their likeliness not to become implicated in drugs and alcohol....   [tags: Child Development, Nutrition, Education] 1861 words
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Relationship Between Breakfast and Academic Performance - The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between breakfast and undergraduate academic performance. This study conducted based on the previous research that only concerning on school students, but little research has been done on college students. Fifty two undergraduate students from International Islamic University Malaysia were responded to and completed a web- based survey. Questionnaires in the survey were adapted from Staub (2000). Participants had to rate their academic performance in a particular area such alertness, participation, attention, mood, taking note and the level of anxiety before test....   [tags: Research, College Students. Nutrition]
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Health Effects of a Vegetarian Diet - Society has recently become increasingly obsessed with health and nutrition, as more and more individuals realize that they can dramatically change their quality of life by adjusting their diet and lifestyle. One such way that people have tried to pursue a healthier lifestyle, is by removing meat and other animal products from their diets, whether they become a strict vegetarian who eats no animal byproducts, or a lacto-ovo vegetarian who still eats eggs and dairy. As with any other lifestyle, research is always being done to see if the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, and so far, the results of vegetarian diets have been encouraging....   [tags: vegetebles, nutrition, cardiovascular health]
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Cause and Effects of Obesity - Obesity occurs in all countries and it is one of the gravest problems in modern society. Obesity problems have become one matter of concern for individuals all around the world. What is more is that Obesity rates continue to rise all around the world. One of the chief causes is unhealthy diets. Obesity is also due to lack of exercise and lack of education and awareness. Therefore obesity has various effects including the risk of suffering from a range of health conditions, increased expenditure on health care and lack of self-esteem....   [tags: health, nutrition, eating]
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Obesity in The United States - ... In my opinion and certainly yours it is just as important as the other rules. Today more than two-thirds of the Americans are now overweight or obese. This is not astonishing because today worldwide there are more than 529,860,458 obese and fat people. The scientists at Harvard have predicted that the unhealthy diet and the lack of physical movement and activities will make the children have shorter lives than their parents or even their grandparents. The government in the U.S and in some other countries did start trying to stop trans-fat in restaurants, might even consider to tax on sodas to support fund the nutrition programs and to ban fast food and sodas in schools....   [tags: public health concerns, nutrition]
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Food Products in the US - Regulation, Classification and Distinctions of Medicinal Products Within the United States. In 2005, one in twelve Americans had the probability of developing getting cancer between the ages of 40 and 59. In 2006, Heart disease caused 26% of deaths that took place in the United States. Equally compelling from the statistics from the Center for Disease control and prevention show 7 out of 10 deaths among Americans are from chronic diseases. We eat, we get sick, and we die. Health is a major element in our lives, and since a major portion of our health is what we eat, and how we self medicate, food products are of high importance....   [tags: Nutrition, Health Care] 2312 words
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The Fast Food Health Scam - For decades the Fast-food industry has supplied Americans with tasty, comforting food, quickly and at a low cost. It was not until recently, when the health craze first hit America in the late 1980’s that the corporations developed a new approach to marketing health food products to fit their customer’s wants (Nielsen). The most common fast food chains, such as McDonalds and Subway, started advertising “healthier” food items on their menus to continue appealing to the general public. While fast food restaurants give the impression of offering healthy food, nutritionist studies show healthy alternatives are not as nutritious as advertised and can lead to possible calorie underestimation and...   [tags: Fast Food Nutrition]
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Tell me what you eat - “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are”, written by Anthelme Brillat Sararin, emphasizes the importance of food and drinks to a person. Have you ever thought that what you enjoy consuming everyday could turn out to be your silent killer. For decades, soft drinks have been always the favorite beverages of mostly children and young adults. During the past generations, carbonated soft drink consumption has been dramatically increasing worldwide in general and in the United States in particular....   [tags: obesity, healthy food, nutrition]
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Obesity in Texas Children - Obesity has become an epidemic in adults and children in the United States. Moreover, children are at risk of obesity because they do not eat enough fruits and vegetables and do not obtain enough physical activity. Also, children have a higher chance of developing health diseases related to obesity such as hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, diabetes and pulmonary disease. In addition, obesity in children from ages one to seventeen is an issue in Texas, since children are not aware of the serious consequences of being obese....   [tags: Nutrition, Physical Activity, America]
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SHOULD REFINED WHITE SUGAR AND HIGH FRUCTOSE SUGAR PRODUCTS BE REMOVED FORM SCHOOL VENDING AND FOOD SERVICE PROGRAMS? - "Childhood obesity, it's our tsunami, it's our Katrina." (Sanders-Butler). Childhood obesity has become a key problem in American society. More children are obese in the United States than any other country in the world. Part of the problem is the vast amount of fats and sugars in American diets. A larger portion of the health problem is the amount of sugar ingested daily in various foods. Schools all over the country are stocking their vending machines with junk food full of white refined sugar....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Does controlling the glycemic index of foods lead to weight loss? - Obesity is a major health problem in current society leading to death. Obesity is defined as increased body weight due to the excess amount of food energy intake and low physical activity. Although all sources of food contribute to obesity, especially if the diet is consumed high in fat and carbohydrate such as sugars and starches. These diets high in carbohydrates have an effect on the glycemic index of an individual. The glycemic index ranks the carbohydrate sources based on their rate of glycemic response, the conversion of glucose within the human body)....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Processed Food Should or Should not Be Banned from School Meals? - Processed food should be banned from school meals due to increasing health issues in children, increasing academic deficiency and increasing production cost to produce processed foods. There are people who would oppose to this idea due to population growth and an increasing food demand. However, this escalating demand of food is forcing the food industry and other government agencies to resolve the current hunger and lack of resources issues, by hiring processing factories and private companies to manufacture processed foods....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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What Affects Whether Fifth and Seventh Graders Try New Foods? - My dad’s family is Hispanic, so my brothers and I have grown up trying new foods, mostly Latino foods. Trying new foods is like second nature to me. In fact, I absolutely love trying new foods. I think it is exciting to literally travel around the world without even leaving the table. Whenever I go to a restaurant, I try to see what the coolest thing I can try is, and I will order it. I find it boring to always eat the same foods, same tastes, same flavors, etc. Why always eat the same things when there is literally a whole world of possibilities out there....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Breakfast - The Most Important Meal of the Day - Breakfast represents the most important meal of the day. I chose this topic because I often forget to eat breakfast and I want to know why this is not a good practice. I already know that by eating breakfast I save myself from over indulgence later in the day. Breakfast is considered brain food because it gets me going in the morning. This information came to me from parents and previous teachers that tried to inform me that eating breakfast improves my grades. It excites me to learn more about how my body responds to a meal in the morning....   [tags: Nutrition] 1194 words
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Junk Food Lurking In Schools: Can It Be Stopped? - When you send your children off to school, you might worry about bullying or about their academic performance, but you generally don’t consider their lunch-time meal to be a potential problem. Now imagine, for a moment, your son or daughter is given the option between a juicy cheeseburger with greasy French fries and a healthier chicken salad. It’s a no-brainer what choice they will make. Now, stop imagining because you don’t have to. Instances like this are a reality everyday in many school cafeterias....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Effects of Specific Diet in Relation to Aging - Introduction Every day people make decisions that impact their lives, varying from minuscule to dynamic effects. It is widely accepted that eating a nutritious diet may prevent, delay, or lessen certain age-related diseases. Many individuals choose to partake in a vegetarian lifestyle in hopes that it would lead to a more healthful and longer life. While a vegetarian lifestyle has proven to be generally safe and beneficial for human health, the question I propose is what the difference, if any, is between a vegetarian and omnivorous lifestyle over the adult human lifespan in relation to aging and body function....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Carbonated Soft Drinks - How Do They Work? - Carbonated Soft Drinks - How Do They Work. Carbonated soft drinks have a huge history since their foremost inception. They are sweetened carbonated water, i.e. sugar laced aqueous solution of Carbon dioxide; and conventionally they are served, as well as enjoyed, chilled. The term ‘soft’ is basically an obligatory benchmark for carbonated drink makers that sets the limits of solute in the solution to less than or equal to 0.5% by volume. The earliest instances of soft drinks were sherbets made in ancient Arabic high societies....   [tags: Nutrition ] 550 words
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Gluttonous & Slothful Behavior: Genetically Inclined or Choice? - Scientists examined the centuries-old “sin” of gluttony and sloth with several experiments studying genes that prove we are prone to certain behaviors, low serotonin levels that increase the prevalence towards self-pity and lack of motivation towards physical activity, and a lack of leptin secretions that fail to suppress ones appetite often resulting in excessive overeating. However, there are others that strongly believe that we have a choice over gluttonous and slothful behavior and that staying clear of sugars and simple carbohydrates as a result of making healthier food choices will also increase in one’s energy levels....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Definition of Organic Foods Should Be Redefined - Organic versus conventional foods are always being debated to whether they are worth the extra cost. This seems to be an easy question, at first, but begs a more in-depth analysis to come to a conclusion. Organic definitions can vary by government, company and even individuals. Many people have their own ideas of what organic means. My personal definition, before this research assignment, was that organic products were grown with no pesticides, chemical additives, or preservatives and grown in a humane way....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Negative Effects of Today’s Food on Elementary-Aged Children - In today’s culture, food is often judged by its convenience and taste. Processed and fast foods are quick and easy, and taste fairly good. Children especially enjoy fast food and packaged snacks. But while this may seem a good solution to the fast-paced society we live in, it is actually a dangerous habit. 15% of children ages 6-19 are overweight, and the number is growing (Back to School). Even if a child is not obese, he often does not eat healthy and faces the danger of becoming overweight....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Negative Effects of Today’s Food on Elementary-Aged Children - In today’s culture, people judge food by its convenience and taste. Processed and fast foods are quick, easy, and taste fairly good. Children, especially, enjoy fast food and packaged snacks. While this may seem a good solution to this fast-paced society, it is actually a dangerous habit. Fifteen percent of children ages six to nineteen are overweight, and the number is growing (Back to School). Even if a child is not obese, he often does not eat healthy and faces the danger of becoming overweight....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Effectiveness of Sports Drinks Compared to Water - Staying hydrated is one of the most important parts of physical activity. In Clinics of Sports Medicine, it explains that “Maintenance of water and electrolyte balance is important for sustaining cognitive and physical performance. Dehydration degrades morale and desire to work. Body water deficits of as little as 2% body weight can impair physical performance. Water deficits of 5% to 7% body weight are associated with headaches, dizziness, and apathy” (Latzka, Montain 1). To prevent dehydration and its effects a medical team created Gatorade for the University of Florida’s football team in 1965....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Fast Food Nation- Why the Fries Taste Good - “The basic science behind the scent of your shaving cream is the same as that governing the flavor of your TV dinner,” (Schlosser 122). Eric Schlosser, the author of Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal was a Princeton graduate with a degree in American History. He’s written for the Atlantic Monthly since 1996 where he was given a prompt about America and its fast food industry. His simple magazine article transformed into an international bestseller. His book was on the New York Times bestsellers list for nearly two years....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Equine Nutrition - The digestive system of the horse consists of a simple stomach, small intestines, cecum, large and small colons, rectum and anus. The horse’s stomach is comparatively small for its size. The stomach of an average horse has a holding capacity of about two gallons. This may be the reason horses eat small but frequent meals. From the stomach food moves to the small intestine, which is the main site of digestion. The small intestine empties into the cecum. The cecum; along with the large colon; make up the large intestine....   [tags: Biology Anatomy Horse Essays] 2998 words
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Comparing the Typical Chinese and American Breakfasts - Breakfast is always considered to be the most important meal of the day. By eating a nutritious breakfast, we can produce enough energy for better academic performance as well as a fresh mind. However, breakfast has huge differences between countries, such as China and America. Chinese breakfast always begins with a cup of warm soybean milk. The soybean milk we have in China is slightly different from the soymilk served here, since the soybean milk is made from the freshly ground soy beans instead of the ready-to-eat soymilk powder....   [tags: nutrition] 640 words
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Food Proteins: Protein Isolation and Thermal Stability - Introduction Foods are complex systems composed of different components, among which proteins play important roles in the structure, texture, and stability of many foods (Hemar and others 2001). Protein isolates and their concentrated products are commonly and widely used in the food industry for both their added functionality and their nutritive contributions. The functionality of ingredients is important in preparation, processing, storage, quality and sensory attributes of foods (Culbertson 2007)....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Double Trouble: Cassia and Cinnamon Causing Controversy - In the United States, cinnamon is a popular flavor in many different types of foods and candies. Many Americans, however, are unaware that often what they call “cinnamon” is actually a more toxic spice called “cassia.” Some would argue that The American public should not only be informed about this widespread misconception, but also that they should fight for legislation regulating industry use of cassia. On the other hand, since cassia is cheaper and more accessible than cinnamon, and is only harmful when consumed in high amounts, cassia should still be distributed instead of “true cinnamon” in the United States....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The National Lunch Program - A slice of pizza, a cheeseburger, chicken strips, chocolate milk, French fries, or spaghetti: these all may sound like delicious options, but are they healthy to be serving students for school lunch. All of these foods are common items one might find in a school lunch line, whether it is elementary, middle, or high school. Normally these foods may not be seen as nutritional, and because of this, school lunches are often not viewed as healthy. The people who have this opinion about school lunches may not know the facts and the guidelines that food and nutrition departments need to follow when cooking for students....   [tags: children's health and nutrition]
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Fast Foods Are Unhealthy for Teenagers - Teenagers are growing socially and physically and the decisions they make throughout these years influence their current and future health (Marlow). The decision to feast at fast food restaurants is an unhealthy preference which leads to a mixture of health problems. Teenagers desire instant gratification and quickly become overfed and under nourished at fast food restaurants. (Ram). “It’s extremely difficult to eat in a healthy way at a fast-food restaurant. Despite some of their recent healthful offerings, the menus still tend to include foods high in salt, sugar and calories and low in fiber and nutrients,” said Mark Pereira, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of...   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The American Diet and Its Effects - The American Diet and Its Effects Today, we have many people suffering from various diseases, most of which are diet related. Basically, these complications are either as a result of increased intake of specific foods, or due to deficiency of some major nutritional components. What this means is that the health of human beings can only be assured by making sure the right foods and dietary compositions have been consumed (Swinburn & Waters, 2010). This approach can therefore make sure majority of diet-related diseases and complications will be addressed....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Emerging Culinary Trend - Gluten-free - Wheat is one of the number ones sources of fiber in the American diet. According to gluten.net (GIG) gluten is a storage protein that is found in all grains. The immune system response to this protein is called Gluten Sensitive Enteropathy or Celiac Disease. People with this sensitivity must adhere to a gluten-free diet and must avoid wheat, rye and barley products. This paper will examine gluten-free products and address the opinion that this emerging trend tastes as good as any other food with gluten in them....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Relationships with Food Around the World - 1.0 Introduction Everyone worldwide needs food to survive. The relationship people have with food in developed countries is not the best it could be, while in developing countries they often do not even have food to spare. Not only is there a food shortage in developing countries, there are shortages in developed countries as well. Is there not a way where everyone in the world could have a healthy relationship with food. There are many ways that everyone in the world could have a healthy relationship with food; however with every positive there can come negatives....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Underage and Overweight Individuals - Nationally, about 17% of people under the age of 20, about 12.5 million are considered obese. School districts that serve students food that are high in calories and fat are to blame for the growing numbers of obese children. Although school lunches provide students food at minimal costs, the poor quality of food served delivers inadequate nutrition and is responsible for the rising numbers of obese minors in the United States. In order to combat this growing problem, school districts must regulate student choices in the lunchroom and provide healthier food to students across America....   [tags: childhood obesity, nutrition]
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Epidemic of Childhood Obesity - Childhood Obesity Introduction The topic I have chosen to discuss is childhood obesity. The AAP Committee on Nutrition and Chen et al. stated that obesity in childhood is often caused by little exercise and too much or the wrong kinds of food (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012). The reason I have chose this topic is that it is a serious issue in today’s society and it’s an overall serious concern in a child’s development. The AAP committee on Nutrition, Datar and Sturm and Mustillo et al. found that obesity in childhood puts children at risk for behavior problems, depression and low self-esteem which can affects the child as they grow up (as cited in Papalia & Feldman, 2012) The three sou...   [tags: Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Epidemic]
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Childhood and Adulthood Obesity - Childhood and Adulthood Obesity Obesity In June of 2013, The American Medical Association (AMA) officially recognized obesity as a disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (2014), one in three Americans are obese, from 1980 to 2008, obesity rates have doubled for adults and tripled for children, approximately 35.7% of U.S adults and 17% of U.S. children are obese. The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of the increasing prevalence of obesity in the world; that childhood and adulthood obesity is a chronic condition that leads to many other long term health problems and there are many different ways it can be prevented....   [tags: nutrition, health problems]
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The Ineffective Priory Food Program - Students have complained for years that the food at Priory was unhealthy and unappetizing. Even after the administration claimed that the school improved the meals, the quality worsened. Every day, a new concoction emerged from the Priory kitchen, only to disappoint hungry students and faculty. These concoctions included greasy pizza, Caesar wraps with a red sauce that seemed to have something swimming in it, and various types of Mexican food. Nonetheless, half of the students ran for the salad bar, not even bothering to look into the kitchen....   [tags: Nutrition ] 970 words
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Beans, Beans, The Glorious Fruit - On any given day, nearly 14% of the U.S. population eats beans, according to government statistics. Many West Virginians, particularly those from the southern coalfields, are probably already starting to chuckle at the percentage. Multiple that maybe by seven (98%) if counting supper plates in the mountain state and while you’re at it, change that “given day” to every day. To say that “brown beans”--the typical reference for pinto beans, actually--are a staple is understating it. The prevalence on plates in the mountains even defies comparison or relevance to other regional foods....   [tags: Nutrition] 1066 words
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Fast Food: National or Local - Fast food restaurant chains are a popular and convenient choice for eating on the go in our modern society. There are certainly several positive aspects to fast food establishments, but are the potential health detriments and collective negative effects on society worth it. Or would it be better to support locally owned and operated restaurants. Here I will examine several facts pertaining to these restaurants, as well as explain why I personally believe we should not frequent these establishments, but rather support local restaurants....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Organic Food: The Healthy Choice - In 2008, U.S. sales of organic food and nonfood products reached $24.6 billion dollars which was 17.1 percent above the 2007 sales (Musico). Obviously, people are buying organic food for many reasons such as its advantageous economical impact, its positive, eco-friendly contributions to the environment, and its health and nutritional benefits. In today's economy, you can no longer buy a dozen of eggs for 67 cents, like you could in 1980 (US Census). Today, the average cost of a dozen of large non-organic eggs is $1.77 and is $4.39 for a dozen of large organic eggs (Kluger)....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The History of Fast Food - According to Eric Schlosser, an Oxford graduate and investigative journalist, fast food stands began to pop up in the 1920s “with a handful of modest hot dog and hamburger stands in southern California” (3). Yet, their rapid explosion didn’t come until the 1950s. Several factors contributed to this growth of fast food, including America’s love for the automobile, the construction of a highway system, the development of suburban communities, and the baby boom after World War II. In their article “Postwar America at Home, 1945-1960,” historians Gary B....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Health Problems and Your Food - Human bodies are naturally created to break down simple foods. As a growing population we have had to create technology that keeps up with the demand for food. In generating this technology we have created food that our bodies are not fully capable of breaking down without having some sort of negative health effect. The food industry uses thousands of chemicals and additives to preserve our food and our bodies are fighting back. Nitrates and nitrites are used in preserving meats and can cause numerous health problems that most of us are not aware of....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Why Not To Eat Meat - Albert Einstein quoted, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” (qtd. in Singh). A genius like Albert Einstein is stating that the planet life is deteriorating and giving the answer to solve the issue. So why are people not heeding his words and beginning a vegetarian diet to save this world from destruction. It is obvious that people are just too attached to eating meat. However, not eating meat is definitely not a life threatening choice to make and is very possible that it will become very easy to live by once the first step is taken....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Veganism and a Sustainable Lifestyle - Albert Schweitzer, French philosopher, physician, and musician, said “until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” This is a tacit statement, humanity will not be able to “find peace” until it adopts a more sustainable lifestyle, and it has been proven time and time again, that veganism is that lifestyle. Becoming vegan is a powerful experience, and one feels rejuvenated, both morally and physically, after acclimating to the diet, and, although the opposition claims that veganism is either detrimental or useless, the diet is, in fact, beneficial to the environment, to animals, and the individuals who follow the lifestyle....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Breast Feeding Across Cultures - Breast feeding has been in practice for a very long time, as early as 2000 BC. Before the invention of formula, bottles, and pumps this was the safest most common way for a mother to feed their infants. In fact, for 99% of human history breast milk was the sole source of nutrition for children until the age of two. In today’s society there are many different and opposing personal stand points on where or not a mother should breast feed their children. It is a very controversial topic with many variables....   [tags: nutrition, formula, infant]
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Public Health in Schools - Do you or someone you know, know a teenager who engages in unhealthy habits such as poor nutrition, misuse of drugs or alcohol, and practices unsafe sexual habits. Keeping programs that help adolescents tackle these issues in an informed manner are all necessary to help model positive behaviors in everyday life. Programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) and The Boy and Girls Club of America help to educated children and teens in terms of making informed decisions on their overall health and wellbeing....   [tags: teenagers, poor nutrition]
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Marketing Unhealthy Food To Children - Marketing Children Child obesity is a growing problem in today's society. "On average 28% of girls age 6-11 are overweight." Pediatricians are now seeing more and more children with high levels of cholesterol, high blood pressure, and adult on-set diabetes. In 1997 American children obtained 50% of their calories from added fat and sugar and only 1% of children's diets resembled the recommended proportions of the Food Pyramid. The amount of money that is spent marketing to children is outrageous....   [tags: Health Nutrition] 1302 words
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The Canada Food Guide - To be healthy you must have four unsettles ingredients. These four things are eating healthy and the right amount, exercising regularly, sleeping well, and getting the right nutritious vitamins. A child two to eight years old need the same four unsettles to be healthy. The only difference is that they need a different amount of each that an adult. They must eat the recommended intake in each food group corresponding with their age and sex stated in the Canada’s food guide. They must also get daily excurses, with lots of sleep....   [tags: Nutrition] 1127 words
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The Benefits of Organics - Organic or non-organic. That is the question. And the answer to this question happens to be organic. I’d love think that everyone shares my thoughts on this but others aren’t so willing to accept this. The fact is that the majority of the population doesn’t agree with my opinion that going organic leads to a healthier life-style. As it is there is constant debate as to whether chemically processed foods are better than organically grown foods, mind you both sides have their pros and cons, but in the end organic is the obvious choice....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Myth of Meat - With America eating more meat than ever and growing sicker than ever, the dangers of a meat-heavy diet must be examined. We may now consider meat an essential part of the human diet, but in previous eras it was nothing more than a luxury. In addition, the present state of factory-farmed animals can lead to nothing but outrageously unhealthful meat. Many omnivores wonder how vegetarians survive on the nonstandard diet. Many vegetarians wonder how omnivores do survive. A meat-based diet is, all-around, hazardous....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Spam: Healthy to Eat? - Spam is a brand name for a canned meat product containing ham, pork, salt, flavourings, and preservatives that are mixed and cooked under vacuum pressure. The product was made in 1937 and it became popular around WWII where it was recognized by the United States and Russian soldiers. After the war, the product became popular and well known around the world. Over the years consumers wondered about the product, and if it was healthy because of the simple ingredients. This issue made a big difference on the popularly of the product....   [tags: Nutrition]
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The Benefits of Chocolate - Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Is Your Food Safe? - America’s consumers today, whom are concerned with the food they are eating, will take time to look at nutritional information and the ingredients listed on the label. They check for the carbohydrates, fats, calories, sugars, and fiber. Consumers believe that thoroughly reading the label on this and other foods gives them some assurance that the food they are eating is healthy. The reason is that government standards require companies to list everything that goes into the package and ensure the ingredients are safe for human consumption....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Incredible, Edible Orange - What came first the chicken or the egg, and did the name for the orange come first or the name for the color. Perhaps the person who got to name everything just got lazy. How much wood could a Woodchuck chuck if a Woodchuck could chuck wood. How much juice could Orange Juice juice if Orange Juice could juice juice. Oranges are tangy cannonballs of goodness and that is sometimes all we see them as, when in reality they have an enormous explosion of health benefits that are often not recognized. Everyone has heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but have they ever heard the saying an orange, yes way, will help you live another day....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Sorting Out the Choices - In our fast paced society, Americans struggle to find healthier alternatives in terms of food. Consumers are beginning to be more environmentally conscious by choosing to buy organic fruits and vegetables. Scott Meyer is the editor of Organic Gardening Magazine and is featured in the video, “Organic Vegetables” on the National Geographic website states, “. . . organic food is great produce. It tastes better than any food you can buy . . . and working in concert with nature produces a great result ....   [tags: Nutrition ] 1483 words
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Population and Food History - The interaction between people and food is, in my opinion, one of the most sacred and fruitful relations in the history of humankind – in simple words, everyone loves to eat. A double cheeseburger with three slices of bacon, lettuce and tomato, mashed potatoes covered with brown gravy, stuffing, and a strawberry milkshake; unless it is served at Bruff, there is no more appetizing meal I can think of. Nonetheless, besides the satisfaction a certain clientele derives from consuming such savory type of food, little do they know about the congenital connections between what they are eating and global-reaching issues such as: climate change, poverty, economic fluctuations, and cultural distortion...   [tags: Nutrition ] 1178 words
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Techniques of Agriculture - No one knows the origins of agriculture. Since the beginning of recorded history, agriculture has existed. Yet not all vegetation is native to its location today. They have been diffused through many different cultures over time and had expanded greatly due to the industrial revolution. In chapter 10 titled, “Agriculture” of the book Contemporary Human Geography, written by J. Rubenstein. Rubenstein describes the expansion of the production of food from just family consumption to mass production in four steps; expand agriculture, increase agricultural activity, identify new food sources, and expand exports....   [tags: Nutrition, Soil, Growth]
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Dietary Supplements - DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Submitted by: Urmi Patel INTRODUCTION: The dietary supplements are regulated by FDA as “foods” but the regulations are different from drugs and other foods. The dietary supplements are known by various other names such as: Nutraceuticals, Phytaceuticals, Herbaceuticals, Nutrapharmaceuticals, Foodiceuticals, Phytomedicines, Therapeutic foods, Pharmafoods, Phytofoods and Parnuts (food of Particular nutritional uses). FDA regulates food supplement safety and labeling and FTC i.e., Federal Trade Commission regulates food supplement advertising and marketing....   [tags: health, nutrition]
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Organic Food - Most grocery stores now sell food products labeled “organic” due to the increase of demand. Organic food became popular in the 1990’s and has since remained a trend. Although there are more and more supermarkets stocking organic food products on their shelves, non-organic food products seem to outnumber the amount of organic food products. Organic food products are labeled with a green and brown sticker that says USDA ORGANIC. When most Americans see this label they think that what they are buying is better than the average product....   [tags: Health, Nutrition] 1322 words
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Nutrition is a key component of an individual’s healthy well being. Many factors have a significant effect on nutrition and it is important to continuously maintain a balanced one. Having a good nutrition is one of the main defenses for an innumerous amount of illnesses and diseases that can harm the body. One would ask, “What is nutrition per say, and how do we maintain the balance of it?” Nutrition is defined as “the sum of the processes by which [a living thing] takes in and utilizes food substances.” (Merriam-Webster, 2011)....   [tags: Nutrition, Parental Responsibility]
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The American Diet - We Are What We Eat: American Diet In comparison to other countries, the American diet remains undoubtedly too low in fiber, fruits, and vegetables, yet is entirely too high in calories, fats, added sugars, sodium, and grains. The array of healthy food choices available in America essentially supports ideal dietary health; however lacking proper nutritional knowledge while living a lifestyle full of time constraints prevents many Americans from maintaining a healthy diet. Learning to choose nutritious foods that accommodate individual eating preferences such as convenience and appeal is essential in fixing the American diet with increased longevity....   [tags: Health, Food Choices, Nutrition]
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Performance Enhancement through Protein Supplementation - Introduction Scientists, coaches, and athletes have recognized that periodized strength training promotes increase in skeletal muscle size, increase in force, and increase of the regenerating capacity of the muscle cells. Innumerous scientists confirm that nutrition and dietary supplementation can deeply affect molecular and cellular processes that occur in the body during the exercise and the recovery process. This brief review analyzes the potential for performance enhancement through protein supplementation ingestion, and the importance of nutrition education for sports supplement users....   [tags: Weight Training, Nutrition, Dietary Supplements]
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Health Program Evaluation: Northern Territory Emergency Response Program in Australia - Introduction: This evaluation is based on the outcome of the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) program. The objective was to assess program impact in the social status of Aboriginal people in Australia (1). Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI) and School Health Nutrition will be discussed as components of NTER. Key evaluation questions will be considered for CHCI as they define the nature of implementation (2). The process evaluation questions might include: a) What challenges or health problems were discovered during checkups....   [tags: nutrition, health problems, childhood diseases]
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The American Diet - Have you noticed that around every corner is some kind of snack or soft-drink vending machine. When you walk outside there is most likely some kind of fast food restaurant or convenience store within walking distance that offers food and drinks on demand with little to no wait. Living in a fast paced world, these fast and easily accessible foods have become something many rely on. Yes, with all of our technical and cultural advances in America we have surely come a long way in these past few decades....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Diet, Lifestyle]
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The World Produces Enough Food to Feed Everyone Discussion - Why is there hunger when the world produces ten percent more food than needed to sustain our hunger. There should be enough food to feed the entire global population of seven billion people. And it is estimated that one in every seven people around the world is still hungry up to this date. So why does hunger exist when we are capable of producing more food to provide each and every one of us. What are the causes of the world hunger. There are many different reasons why we are dealing with hunger....   [tags: poverty,world hunger,agriculture,nutrition]
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Food Journey Analysis - Introduction Food Journey Analysis Daily nourishment is vital part to living a healthy life. In order for the daily consumption of foods to be effective they must be well balanced and in the right proportions. In addition to everyday nutritional needs, daily exercise is as equally important. Exercise and nutrition work together by the process of supply and demand. Nutrition supply's the body with the energy it needs in order for the body to continue working at at optimal level. Failure to maintain the proper balance between nutrients consumed and exercise expelled could result in weakness and even disease....   [tags: nutrition, health, exercise, diet]
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The American Diet - Most Americans do not care enough to take a look at the nutritional values of the food that he or she is consuming. That is why America has the highest percentage of obesity in the world. This is a serious problem because one in every three adults is obese, and one in every six children is obese. There are many factors that go into the regular American diet, but most of those factors are not appealing nor is it healthy. Americans put way too much processed food into their daily diet. Some would say that other countries diets superior the American diet because of nutritional values that it carries....   [tags: Nutrition, Health, Eating Habits]
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Genetically Modified Crops - This paper will examine the quote ‘genetically modified crops will provide a long lasting solution to world hunger’. It will provide detailed arguments for and against the statement and identify other areas, which, when worked in unison could provide a long term solution to world hunger. In order to understand the quotation for the purpose of this paper genetically modified is defined as ‘containing genetic material that has been artificially altered so as to produce a desired characteristic’ (Oxford Dictionaries, 2009, p593) and hunger will be defined as ‘feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by a lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat’ (Oxford Dictionaries, 2009, 593)....   [tags: world hunger, nutrition, food]
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Professional Level Sport - When observing any professional level sport, it is amazing how individuals can carefully articulate and execute their actions and movements. They are able to refine their movements to minimize the amount of energy they are exerting while performing their sport. I find professional level sports to be very intriguing because they perform their motor behaviors so effortlessly, and maximize the efficiency of their actions by using only the energy that is required. They have refined their skills and learned how to use their bodies to achieve their maximum potentials....   [tags: nutrition, bodies, Carbohydrates]
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Future Human Evolution: The End of Diversity As We Know It? - First, I would like to point out that English is not my native language. But I hope that I’m able to express myself clear enough for you to grasp the meaning. My theory (or idea) is that right now, the human evolution is going in two separate directions: Direction 1: Evolution in the Rich Parts of the World In the rich parts of the world, humans have plenty of access to food, medical treatment, and education. And there is a lot of genetic exchange between populations that were isolated from each other in the past....   [tags: human evolution, nutrition, genetic diversity]
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Food Deserts- The link between income and access - Food Insecurity and food accessibility are major problems not only in rural areas but also low-income urban areas throughout the United States. The term “food desert” or an area with limited or no access to healthy, affordable and nutritious food was coined during a U.K. Study into food accessibility for those in the lowest income neighborhoods which contained no major grocery store and had the lowest rate of car ownership. This problem has come across the pond and we've seen many major grocery retailers flee from cities and move to the more profitable suburbs, what's worse is as grocery stores consolidate they leave many neighborhoods under served by convenience stores or fast food outlets...   [tags: Food Habits, Nutrition, Low Income]
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Carnivores and Herbivores - In 1891, a German zoologist named Karl Semper introduced the concept of a food chain, a process that is requisite for all living creatures. The chain consists of different levels. On the bottom are plants, then herbivores, the animals that eat plants. Next are carnivores, animals that eat other animal species, and the last are the animals that eat carnivores. The chain tends to overlap due to animals that eat more than one kind of food. Some people choose to be carnivores, while others choose to be herbivores due to the feeling that it is wrong to eat another living being....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Meat] 939 words
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Life Expectancy Rating - The disparities between different socioeconomic classes and race play a critical role in why we are currently ranked 51st in the world in life expectancy according to the United States Central intelligence agency. Differences between life expectancy in the United States based on socioeconomic class and race are caused from several factors ranging from nutritional diet, to homicide rates that cause the imbalances of life expectancy; and cause the total life expectancy in our country to fall far from what it has the potential to be....   [tags: nutrition, socioeconomics, US]
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