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How Synthetic Hormones, MSG, and Improper Nutrition Effect Our Children - It is imperative to introduce our children to healthy eating habits, nutritional foods, and an active lifestyle. During the progression of this course, I have become captivated with how substantially the goods we ingest affect our overall existence. I always had a deep interest in synthetic hormones and byproducts. I decided to write my paper on how synthetic hormones and improper nutrition upset our children’s health. I decided to research the bad products our food companies place in our food without our proper and complete knowledge....   [tags: health, eating habits, nutritional food]
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Food Security for Every Person to have the Necessary Calories and Nutrition - ... Marginal food insecurity can happen when insecurity exists occasionally or is related to potential temporary conditions such as illness.# Food insecurity in the U.S. is measured according to the USDA’s food security statistics which are based on an annual national survey. Over 40,000 households complete the survey containing questions about food security and use of food assistance programs. Respondents selected are considered to be representative of all citizens nationally. Examples of survey questions are “’The food that we bought just didn’t last and we didn't have money to get more.’ Was that often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months?”, “In the last 12 mont...   [tags: food stamps, health, poverty] 1341 words
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Infant Nutrition: What is best for your baby - breast milk or formula? - You and your husband find out that you are expecting your first child. This new little person is going to change your life forever. Though your baby is not here yet, you already know that you want the best for your baby - the best opportunities, the best schools and the best education. Simply, you want your baby to have the best in life. The first and most important decision that you will make for your baby is whether to feed your baby breast milk or formula. Many women today are opting for formula, but what is the best choice....   [tags: Parenting]
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Increased Physical Activity and Nutrition Education Will Reduce Childhood Obesity - Introduction The average school year for students in grades K-12 consists of 180 days, with an average of 7 hours per day. Seven hours per day times the 180 days per school year totals to 1,260 hours per school year. The US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) recommends that children and adolescents spend 60 minutes per day engaging in physical activity that are muscle and bone strengthening (The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 2013)....   [tags: Childhood Obesity]
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The Impact of Nutrition and Sleep Upon the Learning Process - The Impact of Nutrition and Sleep Upon the Learning Process The effects of nutrition can begin before birth, with the nutrition of the mother. Under nutrition can result in negative effects of the development of the brain that can become permanent and irreversible. One example is the lack of iron, which is a necessary part of the brain’s tissue. When iron deficiency is present nerve impulses tend to move slower. “Iron deficiency…is associated with behavior changes and delayed psychomotor development” (Nutrition and Cognitive Development, 2001), as well as decrease attention span, irritability, fatigue, and difficultly with concentration....   [tags: Education sleep deprivation]
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Nutritional Analysis - Interpretation of results. Nutritional assessment: Objectives: Understand the multiple causes of the nutrition problem and the effects of population level poor nutrition. Analyze the characteristics of a good indicator of nutritional status and determine the correlation of different types of indicators. Develop skills in the use of methods, techniques and measurement tools for obtaining these anthropometric data. Recognize the different biochemical tests to assess nutritional status. Identify clinical signs associated with major nutritional problems....   [tags: Nutrition ] 569 words
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Kids and Nutrition - Investigate stage The main task for this unit is to make sandwiches for 15 Pre K students at AIS that are going on a field trip to Kidzania at an unknown time. The students need sandwiches that would taste good, be healthy and at the same time the sandwiches must not get ruined. The children need sandwiches for their fieldtrip because they need something to eat so that they can stay happy, and so that they can have a good time in Kidzania. This essay will be discussing how research could be used to plan a task as simple as making a sandwich....   [tags: children, sandwich, pre K students]
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Unhealthy Dieting - A life time seems to go by so fast, but it’s spent by being involved in our own self appearance. In growing studies the United States leads the world in obesity rates. Non-stop fast food consumption and poor nutrition values contribute making an overall unhealthy diet. Unhealthy dieting does not only consist of eating too many saturated fats but also the use of pill popping and starvation. Even though pill popping and starvation seem like complete opposites, they can have a major affect on the body and mind....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Diet Misconceptions - It is a well-known fact that women have always worried about their weight. In fact, they worry about it so much that in a recent poll done by NBC and the Meredith Corporation, it was discovered that women in the United States worry more about weight than they do about cancer (Davies). Fearing fat cells more than mutated cells. It may not be so crazy. The national weight has skyrocketed in recent years, with much of the blame being laid on fast food restaurants and our sedentary lifestyles, but what if there’s a more detrimental contributing factor....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Protein Possibilities - Yo-yo dieting is a popular trend among Americans in today’s society. The pressure is on to be thin and beautiful, and the diet and weight-loss industry is booming because of it. Meanwhile, nutritionists and dieticians are beside themselves, knowing the detrimental effects these diets can have on a person’s health. Nutrition professors, Yvonne Tapper-Gardzina, Nancy Cotugna, and Connie E.Vickery (2002), are just a few who argue against the use of these diets, especially the extremely popular High-protein / Low-carbohydrate diet....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Food Taboos - Food Taboos “Would You Eat Breast Milk Cheese?” (Hamm, 2010). I have shown this headline to multiple people and have received the same reaction from everyone. Most of these people I work with at a daycare. We all handle and serve breast milk on a daily basis. Also we watch mothers nurse their infants. Yet, the reaction did not surprise me, even with this comfort level with human breast milk. This reaction falls along the line of disgust and shock. One person even reacted with a sharp reply of “I DID NOT NEED TO SEE THAT!” There is something about the thought of consuming human breast milk that makes people squirm....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Variety Vitality - Nutrition plays an important role in the human body. Not only does it keep us looking good and healthy, it also helps prevent many forms of cancer and disease. Vitamin A and provitamin A carotenoid, for instance, are nutrients that help prevent disease and cancer. These vitamins also help prevent bacteria and viruses by maintaining the integrity of the skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin D, folate, folic acid, and vitamin B6 also help prevent disease or cancer. The best way to prevent different forms of cancer is to eat a well balanced diet....   [tags: Nutrition] 2067 words
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Weight Loss - The word "diete" originated from Old French "diete" meaning "regular food" c.1225 AD and from Latin "daily food allowance, prescribed way of life," also from Greek "diatia", originally meaning "way of life, regimen, dwelling," from diaitasthai "lead one's life."¹ Diet as a "diet" is now perceived is a prescribed course of food taken over a period of time after which all your problems are solved i.e. for most people this means there is always an end in sight when they will not need to be on their prescribed "diet"; most of the time the "diet" is for losing weight....   [tags: Nutrition] 823 words
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Delicious Killings - The futures of this nation’s children are at risk. Most would assume it is the wars or the economy affecting their future, but it is much closer to home. A country that stands for strength allows “19% of its adolescent population to be overweight” (Shannon). As the American population grows, so does its children. The overweight epidemic can be caused by many factors, but schools meals are a major contributor. Every day thousands of students consume school meals, unaware of the low nutritional value they hold....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Improving the Health and Nutrition for Students - There have been a lot of theories written on how we develop from birth to adulthood; the basis of it is explained within the three domains, physical, cognitive and social – emotional development and although they seem like three separate areas they in fact relate closely together. Arnold Gesell a theorist wrote a theory on physical development and explained how a child develops using age norms, he noted how a child grows and changes from a baby to a teenager going through puberty, how a brain develops, which in turn develops gross motor skills, which are running, skipping, jumping, throwing and catching, and fine motor skills are described with writing, threading and using scissors Cognitive...   [tags: Education Essays]
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Inadequate Nutrition on the Home Front - While the issue of obesity in America is taking center stage, a less conspicuous health issue of equal importance is occurring in many families throughout the country. This nutrient deficiency is known as malnutrition. Malnutrition is most abundant in families living in poverty. It has a distinct set of symptoms and can cause irreversible damage if not treated properly. Though malnutrition isn’t a lost cause, organizations such as Unicef and ACF are not only covering the home front, they are reaching out to developing countries as well....   [tags: Food Donations, Balanced Diet]
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Genetically Engineered Crops: Their Potential Use for Improvement of Human Nutrition - “Genetically Engineered Crops: Their Potential Use for Improvement of Human Nutrition” was written by Dr. Lin Yan and Dr. Philip S. Kerr. The focus of the article was to discuss research being done to help feed the increasing world population with new scientific discoveries that have been made since World War Two. The most monumental discoveries have been the discovery of “chemical processes to reduce nitrogen and ammonia” as well as fertilizers with nitrogen in them and chemical pesticides to control insects....   [tags: GMOs, Genetically Modified Crops] 994 words
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Art: Nutrition for the Mind - The wonders of the mind never cease. The mind is like a thumb print; there isn’t a single pair of minds alike in the world. That is what makes the world such an amazing and unique place to live in; so many different perspectives combining into one idea. Yet, that one idea can have so many different meanings to each and every person. Different experiences shape the way the mind works and how it analyzes situations and objects. For people to get the most out of their mind, they have to challenge it, give it something new to analyze....   [tags: Art Classes, Stress Relief] 1425 words
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Labelling in Restaurant an Article by L. C. Savage and R. K. Johnson. L.C. Savage - ... The article “Labelling in restaurants: will it make a difference?” is written strictly on the on the development of obesity in the United States, such that more than 64% of the US population are now classified as overweight or obese (L. C. Savage, R. K. Johnson 332). The article continues to talk about the development of the nutrition facts label through the Nutrition Labelling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990. The development of this act has lead to the improvement of overall dietary quality, based on lower fat intakes and higher consumption of fruit and vegetables, in the 70–85% of the American population who use the label at least sometimes (L....   [tags: nutrition, obesity]
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Crops for Improved Nutrition - ... (2011). Consumer information and agro-biotechnology: The experience of Malaysia. American-Eurasian Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, 10(6), 1006-1017. Aniedu, C. & Omodamiro, R. M. (2012). Use of newly bred β-carotene cassava in production of value-added products: Implication for food security in Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, 12(10). Retrieved from http://www.journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/viewFile/542/465....   [tags: casava, rice, beta-carotene]
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Childhood Obesity: Possible causes and solutions - Executive Summary Throughout the years Children are becoming more obese, and there are plenty of factors which contribute to obesity, whether is it societal, environmental and even biological. This report focuses on the parental influence of young primary and pre-school aged children’s attitudes towards foods. It looks at ways we can change and prevent obesity happening from a food consumption perspective. An inclusion of current issues we’re facing in society today in relation to parental influences on children will also be in this report....   [tags: nutrition ideas]
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LDL, HDL and the Health Risks Associated with High Cholesterol - High cholesterol is a dangerous disease that can lead to many life-threatening ailments, and can be lowered by eating healthy, while maintaining a balanced diet of leveled cholesterol. Cholesterol, the sleek-fat like substance that roams in the blood of a body. It is vital to life, but when there is too much intake of cholesterol, it can cause the body to malfunction and cause problems. There are two types of cholesterol HDL and LDL, which varies in the amount of protein and cholesterol it holds Too much cholesterol in a body is dangerous, and surprisingly, has no symptoms....   [tags: health, nutrition]
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Fast Food is Bad For Humans and Other Living Things - “Grab and Go!” shimmer windows of many fast food restaurants in the new XXI century. “It is really comfortable and it saves time”, my old neighbor whispers to me as a secret. “Today is my birthday. Let’s go to McDonalds and order cheese hamburgers and fries!” – My niece is screaming with delight in her face. Finally, really big hamburger appears in TV screen during commercial and looking juicy with fresh green salads forcing every one of us to feel hungry. However, fast food restaurants serve not only food lacking of vitamins and nonnutritive value, but also are responsible for endangered species, biodiversity reduction, worsening human’s health, and risk to run out of natural food and medic...   [tags: Health, Nutrition]
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History and Importance of the Potato Among Many Cultures - The Tuber that Unites a Hungry World Potatoes are a truly globalized crop. They can be found all around the world from the Americas to China, from Africa to Europe. In each of these places, they play their own unique role but the secret to their success is their hardy nature and their nutritional value. They become valuable to some peoples because they are able to grow in geographical locations or in weather situations that would cause other crops to fail. They are also incredibly nutritious, providing all that is necessary for survival....   [tags: nutrition, agriculture]
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Milk Does Not Do The Body Good - The average person encounters a lifetime of innumerable decisions and nutrition is just one of them. If a person doesn’t understand how certain foods work simultaneously, then the terms calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, high-fiber, and low fat, found on product packaging, are less than helpful. Media advertisements and the convenience of fast food chains can easily lead one astray from a healthy lifestyle, but when there are so many food choices, how does one ever know they’ve made the best decision....   [tags: Nutrition, Health]
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Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight - ... Each person is different and you have to find out the balance that works for you. A healthy lifestyle requires balance in the foods you eat, in the drinks you drink in your daily activities, and in the amount of physical activity or exercise you include in your daily routine. ( "Exercise vs. Diet for Weight Loss"). weight Everyone who wants to be a healthy weight they need to know about foods. Fat free foods are not always low calorie because they add sugar to them. You always need to read the nutrition facts food label to find out the calorie count....   [tags: nutrition and exercise]
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Junk Food Advertisements During Children's Programs - It has been recently reported by the Martens and Schneider (Guardian, 2009) that billions of pounds are spent every day by the junk food companies on persuading children to consume their products. In addition, an American study shows that during Saturday morning, when children are more likely to be watching, one food commercial is shown every eight minutes and which considered an alarming rate (Bell, 2009). Should government allow these companies to advertise their products on television during children’s shows....   [tags: Health/Nutrition] 1354 words
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Food Insecurity in the USA - The United States Department of Agriculture defines food unsecurity as the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe food, or the ability to acquire such food, is limited or uncertain for a household. Food insecurity also does not always mean that the household has nothing to eat. More simply stated it is the struggle to provide nutritional food for ones family and/or self. The people that suffer from food insecurity are not all living below the poverty line. In 2012 49.0 million people were considered food insecure in the United States of those 46.5 million were in poverty (Hunger & Poverty Statistics, 2012)....   [tags: Health, nutrition]
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Student Nutrition - How does lifestyle influence student’s eating habits. Do different lifestyles affect student’s eating habits. The consumption of a healthy eating, weight control and general wellness are getting more significance throughout the daily living of the students. (Jackson, Berry, & Kennedy, 2009). Healthy diets, that contained low saturated fat and being rich in plant foods, have the advantages of increased longevity and lower percentages of chronic diseases. (Papadaki, Hondros, Scott, & Kapsokefalou, 2007)....   [tags: Health]
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Fitness and Tennis Players - Fitness Fitness plays a major role in becoming a solid and strong tennis player. It means you can be fast to recover, Hit the balls clean by bending your knees and staying low. Without having a good fitness routine or staying fit you would not be able to perform as well as you like. The key to the fitness routine is to do it well but in smaller rotations so you can get the most out of the exercise. I have put specific exercises that help a tennis player in speed, strength and agility. These specific exercises form a good base for becoming a solid and strong tennis player....   [tags: nutrition, muscle]
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The Fast Food Health Scam - For decades the fast-food industry has supplied Americans with tasty, comforting food, quickly and for 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 450). Even 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. In order to maintain significant market share of the industry, fast food companies must entice people of all ages and advertise alternative menu options, even if the nutrition content does not support t...   [tags: Health, Nutrition] 1680 words
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What Cats Should Eat - ... The cats that developed severe anorexia died, but the cats who suffered only from hair loss had their fur grow back once the removed riboflavin was replaced in their diets (Gershoff). The study also found that cataracts could be developed in cats from a lack of carbohydrates in their diets (Gershoff). Now more than ever is a good time to learn about the dangers of malnutrition in cats because human fad diets are often pushed onto the family cat as well. Vegan diets can be devastating to one’s health if the proper vitamins and supplements are not taken....   [tags: pet nutrition]
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Organic and Whole Food - From the now popular recyclable cloth grocery bags, to the organic garden at the White House, food, and the food industry is changing. The popularity of organic and whole foods is on the rise. Processed foods are increasingly advertising that they are additive and preservative free, and all sorts of products now offer a “gluten-free” variety. The popularity of what is now being called the sustainable food movement, leads many to wonder why are some people willing to pay more, sometimes double, for organic produce, meat, eggs, and milk....   [tags: Health, Nutrition] 2230 words
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Let's Talk Nutrition - ... Fiber comes from plants. So if you eat an apple, it’s loaded with beneficial fiber. Another advantage of fiber when is it helps you feel full. These carbs take longer to break down and digest releasing energy over an extended time, as opposed to a quick shot of energy. An easy method to remember good carbs and fiber is they are nature made. Bobby looks up again, “Isn’t fruit bad for blood sugar. I read that somewhere.” “Excellent question Bobby. Yes, some people that are pre-diabetic or diabetic need to be careful.” To manage blood sugar, choose low-glycemic fruits that release their sugar gradually into the blood sugar....   [tags: carbohydrates, protein, fat] 702 words
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Annotated Bibliography on Nutrition and Similar Topics - ... Nature biotechnology, 21(11), 1274-1279. In this article, the author develop a framework for the assessment of methods used for the selection of transgenic cells according to criteria relating to product development, regulatory safety assessment and market acceptance. The assessment indicates that publicly funded research on plant selection methods should be encouraged, whereas the use of the few available, cost-effective, widely accessible and safe methods should not be restricted. And it also give suggestion on product development strategies and the public debate on transgenic crops....   [tags: Genetic Engineering, Food, Modified]
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Regulating Dietary Supplements - According to the 2002 Harris poll, seven out of ten adults in the United States take vitamins, minerals, herbs, or other supplements (Schardt 2). Due to media advertising, dietary supplements are becoming more popular. Companies compete to have the best supplements. It is said that forty percent of American adults take vitamin supplements and over the counter products, which total in several billion dollars (Farley 2). Although many of the supplements claim to be healthy and help lose weight, the dangers are endless....   [tags: Health, Nutrition] 2092 words
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History of Nestle: A Swiss Company - ... Year Award/Certification 2010 Nestle Purina Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 2010 Nestle Global Food Industry Award. 2011 Nestle 27th World Environment Center (WEC) Gold Medal award 2011 Nestle Stockholm Industry Water Award 2011 Nestlé Malaysia Award of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants for their Sustainability Reporting 2006 Nestle Japan ISO standard certifications: ISO14001, ISO 22000 2006 Nestlé OHSAS 18001 certification 2009 Nestle Waters LEED certification Employees by Geographic area Factories by Geographic area Products The company has a diversified portfolio of products....   [tags: food company, competitors, nutrition] 2625 words
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Analysis of Health Care Policy to Provide Healthier Schools - ... Broken down into eighteen points, the Los Angeles Unified School District Obesity Prevention Motion addresses several strategies to make strides towards providing an environment with healthier food choices and physical activity. The objectives in this policy emphasize the efforts to implement nutritional changes and physical education guidelines which will improve areas of nutrition, nutrition education and physical fitness. Like with any policy, the first order of business addresses the possible benefits that will evolve from implementing it and the actions that should be taken in order to ensure its effectiveness....   [tags: nutrition, physical activity, children] 1429 words
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Food that we Consume is Dentrimental to Our Health - I have an delicious fondness for food and cuisine. In fact, everyone has their own unique favorite foods and drinks. There are variety of different types of foods that contain meat, vegetables, sea food and we’ve always coming up with new ideas to cook and prepare the food that we consume on a daily basis. In the article, “The Universal Diet”, the article discusses the fact that people eat in many developed countries, especially the U.S, detrimental to your health. I DISAGREE that the food consumed is unhealthy because the food that I’ve consumed is fresh, healthy and shaped me who I was, yet we have so many choices to eat healthy food....   [tags: diet, nutrition, healthy food] 803 words
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Impacts of Poor Health Services in Mozambique - ... The underlying grounds of chronic under nutrition are food uncertainty (particularly with regards to limited admissions and use of nutritious diet), poverty and insufficient practices, when it comes to care of teen-age girls, mothers and infants, as well as inadequate access to health, water and sanitation facilities. The elementary causes of chronic under nutrition, apart from poverty, comprise low schooling levels and gender disparity, thesecond being accountable for early divorces and pregnancies....   [tags: nutrition, education, disease] 2005 words
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Food Chronic and Its Health - ... Another food chronic caused by excess of nutrition is diabetes which is a group of metabolic disease whereby a person has high blood sugar due to a high intake of sugar in food. The person suffering from diabetes faces problems such as inability to produce or inability to metabolize and insufficient quantities of the hormone insulin to convert glucose to glycogen. Obesity also one of the foods chronic caused due to excess of nutrition. It is the state of being obese due to an excess of body fats....   [tags: consumptions, nutrition, excess, health] 1284 words
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Malnutrition Increases Morbidity and Mortality - ... The author searched for Randomized controlled trials (RCT) in PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library from 1996-2008 for published articles and no language restrictions were used. The RCTs that compared EN and TPN in adult patients (>/= 18 years) with SAP were included. Trials had to report at least 1 of the following: infections, organ failure, artificial nutrition related complications, pancreatitis and non-pancreatitis related complications, and mortality. Exacerbations of chronic pancreatitis and pregnant patients were excluded....   [tags: nutrition risks, screening tools] 1196 words
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Government Should Have A Say In Our Diets - The fact is that in our country, any government intrusion looks undesirable. We are so used to making free choice and to having access to everything we need and want that we have already forgotten the value and usefulness of the government control. No, that does not mean that the government must control everything and everyone. What I mean here is that the government control should be balanced with the freedom of choice. Unfortunately, plentiful foods do not lead to improved health conditions. We cannot always make a relevant choice....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Health] 931 words
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Obesity: What Exactly Is Making People Fat? - Growing up, I struggled with being overweight, even though I was active. As a young boy growing up on a farm somewhere in Northwest Missouri, I worked very hard doing chores the normal urbanized American would not do. My father would have me do chores every day, yet I was still overweight. Reflecting back to what what could have made me that way; many ideas began to appear in my head, so my research on nutrition began. There were many things that were argued to cause childhood obesity, however the most logical and sensible outcome that came from my research was that environmental, political, cultural, and other such factors were not to blame for my obese childhood, but nutrition was....   [tags: overweight, nutrition, apetite]
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High Rate of HIV/AIDS In Florida - ... The HEI is considered to be a valid tool for monitoring diet quality in research.17,18 The Healthy Eating Index is updated as needed to reflect any changes made to the Dietary Guidelines. The Healthy Eating Index-2010 reflects changes to include categories of greens and beans, plant protein and seafood, fatty acids, and a moderation category.18 When used to determine diet quality of HIV positive individuals living in Brazil, it was determined that 64% had inadequate dietary quality, with an average HEI score of 68.3.13 Limited data is available on the HEI of HIV positive individuals living in the United States....   [tags: nutrition, diet, health] 2654 words
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No Cure for Crohn's Disease - ... In pediatric Crohn’s disease patients, total enteral nutrition is considered as a first-line treatment to induce remission, and reduce the amount of inflammation, thereby eliminating the need for medications, such as steroids, that have undesirable adverse effects (Heuschkel et al., 2000). Enteral nutrition refers to a tube feeding procedure where a soft and small tube is passed through the nose and esophagus, to the stomach or upper part of large intestine, and that delivers a precise volume of nutrients per hour....   [tags: treatment, nutrition, medication] 1620 words
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The Role of Engineering Since the Sixties - ... By the end of the 1960’s Dr. Borlaug had helped save countries from starvation with his engineering advancement in crop production. Pesticides and fertilizers helped advance the way we grow crops today. In 1974 the Universal Product Code made buying nutritious food easier for the public. Genetically engineering crops became wide spread throughout the 1990’s. Research on cancer concluded that a diet consisting of fruits and vegetables reduced risk of cancer. The biggest, most relevant topic in engineering nutrition is the ability to genetically engineer food....   [tags: Crops, Health, Nutrition] 638 words
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Eat a Variety of Veggies for a Healthier You - ... For example, the recommended daily amount actually translates to a quite reasonable two cups of fruit and two along with a half cup of vegetables every day. When you conclude specifically how many fruits and vegetables can be obtained, and how low the price ranges generally are, it is uncomplicated to realize how very simple to reach this daily goal is really. One great way to obtain the nutrients you need from fruits and vegetables daily will be to take full advantage of the plethora of these kinds of foods available....   [tags: food guidelines and nutrition] 537 words
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Associations Between Birth Weight and Childhood Obesity - 1. Introduction Childhood obesity in school-aged children is very common in some of the developed counties such as United Kingdom and United State. The childhood obesity rate is about 25% in 2012 reported from IASO (International Association for the Study of Obesity). Childhood obesity is defined as 95 percentile equal or more of Body Mass Index (BMI) (Reilly et al. 2005). The birth weight of the infant is an indicator of the nutrition status of the fetal in the intrauterine life (Lakshmy 2013).It is believed that the increasing the BMI in childhood associate with the morbidity and mortality in the later life (Druet et al....   [tags: children, infant, nutrition, pregnancy]
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McDonald’s for Breakfast, KFC for Lunch, and Where Else for Dinner? - Obesity affects the lives of millions of American people. Obesity is responsible for the development of many diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. Busy people choose to eat fast food instead of home-made healthy dinners because they have no time to devote to cooking. Many people believe they will never be overweight if they do not eat fast food. However, fast food itself is not the only reason for obesity. Poor knowledge about nutrition, bad eating habits, such as eating between meals, overeating, and selecting foods that have little nutritional value, are the factors that should be considered in discussion on obesity issues....   [tags: Nutrition, Weight Management]
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School Lunches Lead to Obesity in Our Children - ... The state of Philadelphia reported a 5.5% drop in obesity rates of students in their school districts. California reported a 5% drop and New York a 4% drop. These numbers were collected between 2007 through 2012 (Eagle). Researchers are unclear of the reasons behind the decrease in obesity. However, what these states all have in common is that they are all fighting the battle of obesity through stricter lunch options. The School District of Pennsylvania established new lunch policies in 2004....   [tags: nutrition, calories, health] 1296 words
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The Essential Role of Iodine in Thyroid Health - ... Here in the U.S, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey is responsible for monitoring levels and contributing to dietary recommendations. They have determined that the U.S as a whole can be considered sufficient, though there have been changes in iodine use in the food industry. As of yet though, the only population group of concern is pregnant women who are recommended to have levels of 250 mcg. Anything less than 150 mcg should be supplemented. In contrast, for children from birth to age 6 months, the National Institute of Health suggest a dietary intake of 110 mcg of iodine....   [tags: deficiency, mental retardation, nutrition] 2402 words
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Recording Food Intake For Three Days - Making sure nutritional needs become a part of any lifestyle requires understanding exactly what the body needs to obtain and maintain optimal health. The recording food intake for three days provides many areas of nutrition that I am more aware of that before; this includes protein, carbohydrate, lipid, and fiber intake needs. Meeting the nutritional needs of the human body helps to ensure a healthy lifestyle that is free of disease and illness. Intake of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Lipids The 3-days-diet from the iProfile data shows the majority of protein intake from meats, such as chicken and tuna....   [tags: nutrition, health, protein, carbohydrate]
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Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance - 1. Health, in its simplest form, is defined in the Medical model as a state in which a person is free of illness or disease. Under this model, a person who shows no symptoms and does not require medical treatment is considered to be of optimal health. The Medical model of sociologists defines health as a state in which a person has the ability to perform their daily roles and tasks.1 This definition views health not only in a medical context but also in a sociocultural context, assessing a person’s surrounding environment and how it affects their physical and mental well being....   [tags: disease, nutrition, medical model]
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Diverticular Disease and Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease - ... Most individuals get well by arranging a better diet and the results of this treatment also prevent constipation and the formation of more diverticula. The components of the healthy diet includes fruit, vegetables and grains such as raw apples, peaches, pears, and tangerines, broccoli squash carrots and brussels sprouts, potatoes, baked beans, kidney beans, and lima beans, whole-wheat bread, brown rice, bran flake cereal, and oatmeal (Longstreth). Doctors often advise individuals with diverticulitis to bypass any food that is hard to digest such as: popcorn, corn and seeds, however there is no evidence to coincide with this statement (WebMD)....   [tags: prevention and treatment, good nutrition]
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Community Action Plan: Urban Garden at School - ... Cure Children spend much of their day at school learning, building relations, and habits. The children build awareness surrounding food choices, as well as learn gardening skills through the creation of a school garden. Corona (2012) discusses a study involving children and the benefits of a school garden at Rockland County. In the study, they determined that the garden aided in physical exercise in addition to learning new items including math and science. Successes of a school garden have been seen in other communities....   [tags: health, nutrition, education]
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Choosing the Science Career of a Dietitian - ... In Toronto which is the closest to Waterloo, they pay an average wage of $33.59 an hour so that would be a good place to be if you were a dietitian. To have this amazing job, some things you must do. First of all, you have to earn your Bachelors degree in food and nutrition. You must get this degree from one of the universities that have been accepted by Dietitians of Canada (DC). The types of courses that you would need to complete are, basic science (chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, microbiology), social sciences and communications, and profession-related courses, such as food science life cycle, disease specific, community nutrition and food service management....   [tags: health, nutrition, balanced life]
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The P90x Exercise Developed by Tony Horton - ... There is also a day one and day ninety comparison/progress checker. P90X Ninety-Day Workout Regimen The makers recommend the user workout about an hour a day, six days a week. There are 12 DVDs included in the P90X kit. Each DVD focuses on the following muscle groups: Back and Chest, Abs, Shoulders and Arms, Legs and Back. There are Plyometrics and Yoga workouts as well. There is even a DVD dedicated to stretching sore muscles, which can be viewed as a recovery exercise. Boy, talk about a boot camp like experience....   [tags: exercise regimen, nutrition plan] 671 words
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Child and Youth Development in Canada - Background This initiative aimed to teach the parents about the importance of nutrition in child development and ways to improve lunches and long term negative effects on unhealthy eating as proper nutrition is an important part of healthy child development. Newcomers to Canada are faced with numerous challenges, and by targeting the low income immigrant parents we hoped to provide some benefit from the additional information. The initiative was completed through the suggestion of the principal as he reported seeing a growing number of students bringing unhealthy lunches to school with no signs of improvement....   [tags: nutrition, health promotion]
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Child Care: As It Has Always Been in The Common Sense Guide to Baby and Child Care by Dr. Benjamin Spock - ... At this stage, children start to become more independent and outgoing, feeling adventurous (but only in the presence of their parents). They have a fear of separation and are weary of strangers. Furthermore, nap time become less frequent; their nutrition changes as well, with the introduction of cow’s milk and simple finger foods. The “terrible twos” is “actually a terrific time,” through imitation, communication, imagination, and playing. Children become more anxious about being separated from their parents, but also negative and will display more than a few temper tantrums....   [tags: nutrition, health, immunization]
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The Bible States We Must Conserve and Respect Our Natural Environment - ... They could also use every part of the animal or crop not just partials. Better transportation or buying locally would reduce waste. We can advance the nutritional content in ways of agricultural innovation. Nutritional content is a source of nourishment, exactly as a nourishing ingredient in a food. The purpose of nutrition facts is to ensure information about the choice of food you have. Advertising the nutritional content would help expand the needs. The nutrition facts on foods are the nutritional content....   [tags: punishment, reduce, nutrition]
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The Harsh Reallity of Preparing for a Professional Combat Competition - ... Not all athlete struggle with the weight lost situation but, the ones that do suffer in the long run from different problems such as a weaken immune system. The most obvious and largest concern among athletes with eating disorders is malnutrition from cutting weight for competition. Malnutrition refers to the body receiving too little of the vitamins and minerals it needs to operate and function. There are two types of weight cutting method: One method is to lose weight in the form of fat and muscle in the weeks prior to an event; the other is to lose weight in the form of water in the final days before competition....   [tags: boxing, nutrition, malnutrition] 1136 words
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Move Aside Fat and Say Hello to Healthy Solutions - A student’s stomach growls, and what is to come for lunch is immediately thought of. Will it be the overcooked, dried out pizza pockets, or the cracked, gooey bean burritos. When the student thinks about their empty stomach, filling it with precooked food simply warmed up is anything but satisfying. So, what can be done to fill the empty stomach. The unthinkable: eating a school lunch. Simply entering the school cafeteria is daring enough, but now having to eat the food. How outrageous this seems....   [tags: Health, Nutrition, Food Safety] 2044 words
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How to Manage a Body to Improve the Mind - ... BDNF molecules are increasingly seen as essential to memory function. For example, in another recent study, of 144 airline pilots (aged 40 to 69 years) who operated a cockpit simulator three separate times over the course of two years, those with a common genetic variation that is believed to reduce BDNF activity lost their ability to performthis complicated flight-simulator task at nearly double the rate of the other pilots(More evidence, 2011). How much influence sleep can have on the body can be determined by such things as duration and whether or not it is interrupted sleep....   [tags: exercise, sleep, nutrition]
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Factors Assocuated with an Increased Risk of Childhood Obesity - ... It was Benjamin Franklin who first said, “one ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (qtd.in Mersch 1). If our youth are taught from a young age about calorie intake and proper nutritional intake this could give them the knowledge they need to make healthy lifestyle decisions. If we give them the proper information about exercise then they will be able to get the appropriate amount of physical activity to help them slow this growing problem. Hopefully education will also prompt these children to want to change their life styles to live healthier....   [tags: nutrition, education, economy] 1249 words
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Food Science and Preventative Medicine - ... It is assumed, that they should be privileged people with ideological and practical resources, to avoid habits eating, that affecting their own health. A high quality diet including functional food or functional ingredients, accompanied by physical activity and a non-smoking policy, is one of the most promising factors in primary and secondary prevention of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) (Wagner and Brath, 2012). NCDs are widely associated to dietary habits; millions of deaths worldwide were due to NCDs, including cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart diseases, cerebrovascular diseases such as strokes, and peripheral vascular diseases), obesity, diabetes, cancers, etc....   [tags: consumers, healthy body, nutrition] 2210 words
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Alcohol and Nutrition: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks? - Out of all the organic compounds, few spark as much attention as alcohol. Alcohol is complex and volatile, when referring to alcoholic beverages it is known as ethanol. Pure ethanol in its most basic state has the molecular formula C2H6O. Ethanol is a toxin to the human body and when concentrations peak to a dangerous level the body induces vomiting. Vomiting is a primary defense against many ingestible poisons. Ethanol is a clear and odorous liquid that affects living organisms by acting as a lipid solvent....   [tags: ethanol, organic compounds, drinking ]
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Guidelines and Benefits of Teenage Nutrition: Questions and Answers - ... Research indicated that a healthy diet can also improve concentration, self- confidence and self-esteem. Eating a balanced diet can prevent anemia which it most common in young woman. Question 3: Identify the risks in having an unhealthy diet (short/long term) Some short term risks of having an unhealthy diet: • Poor Brain Function and Memory – For your brain to function properly it relies on glucose, which comes from carbohydrates. • Poor Sleep – An unhealthy diet can detract from sleep. If you eat fatty and high sugar foods before bed you are more prone to wake ups....   [tags: dietary guidelines, healthy diet, unhealthy diet] 995 words
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Three Foods I Will Never Eat Again - ... I then went straight to the back seat of my father’s recently bought car. We then drove to a store that was about an hour away. After getting very car sick, I eventually vomited all over my father’s car and my sister’s pants. The sight of my slightly digested deep fried cheese curds sitting on the carpet of my father’s new car made it quite unappetizing to think of eating such a snack ever again. Fortunately cheese curds are not extraordinarily nutritious. In fact health.com selected cheese curds to be in its “Top 50 Fattiest Foods in The States”....   [tags: personal nutrition and health choices] 544 words
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Genetically Modified Foods Can Fix Numerous Problems - ... By genetically modifying foods it can help these poor people get more nutrition that rice does not offer and prevent famine and underfeeding in lesser countries. Those who cannot afford the medication they need can get the medicine they need put into their crops. They will not need to pay extra for medicine and they only need to pay the cost of the crops. It also makes the medicine simpler to stock and transfer (Whitman 3). Aside from helping people in poverty, genetically modified foods can help with diets....   [tags: poverty, nutrition, fish] 998 words
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Food Stamps and The Supplemental Assistance Program - ... Considering, my mother didn’t provide me a trust fund. We barely had enough money to have a boxed television set compared to the high definition ones. She still purchased mailing stamps to talk to people instead of using a smartphone. I never once saw her milk the system. I estimated having nearly $37,000 in student loans. After graduating and starting my job I will be paying $250 each month. That is not even covering the increasing interest. My family had to use food stamps twice: several years ago, I was still too young to work and my mother had lost her job cleaning the Martinez’s house every Monday and Friday of each week, also in the summer one of my mom’s part-time jobs burned down...   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Welfare] 1007 words
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Vegetarianism: A Vegetarian’s Guide to Good Nutrition - Why does a person choose to become a vegetarian. Many non-vegetarians wonder what drives once meat-eater to give up their carnivorous practices and adopt an completely different lifestyle. Whether it be for an innate aversion to meat, religious beliefs, compassion for our fellow animals, or environmental concerns…the list goes on and on. There are many reasons why one might choose to become a vegetarian. The inevitable subsequent question is, can one really live a healthy lifestyle as a vegetarian....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Physical Education Must Be Made Mandatory in Schools - ... Physical education would curve much of that energy and enable the children to focus on the task at hand. From 1991 to 1996 over 73% of children in K-12 were diagnosed with some form of Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADD/ADHD for short. (Morales, 2012) This is a staggering number of children with focus problems and the solution is simple, increased physical activity through PE. Physical education should be mandatory because children will learn how to become a team or part of a team....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, education] 543 words
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The Mind Body Connection in Learning - Introduction Generally, in learning processes the connection of mind to body frameworks are easy to overlook, but some connections are vital to humans living healthy lives. These connections must be understood because the mind-body connection allows us to function especially in regards to learning. These two systems are not independent of each other when it comes to learning, they work together to help us pay attention, solve complex problems, and remember everything that’s taught to us. The mind-body connection are linked into how we learn....   [tags: health, processing, nutrition]
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Optimizing Yield of Producing Organic Crops - ... Based on my current knowledge and understanding of these issues I would grade this statement 6.5/10, although I have queries whether is actually true and where this knowledge came from. Given the controversy and highly opinionated sides on both side of this topic it is not surprising to find both proponents and detractors on both sides of the argument of whether organic food is more nutritious. PESTICIDES Organically produced food comes under restrictions for synthetic agrochemicals and pesticides....   [tags: food, nutrition, pesticides] 1038 words
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Healthier Eating Habits for College Students - ... They reviewed the articles to determine how effective interventions were on improving college students’ dietary habits. The results of the study were that they determined that, although many methods of intervention were used, behavior change is most dependent on environmental, personal, and behavioral factors (p. 310). Some limitations in the study that could have impacted the results were that many studies provided evidence of short-term dietary changes, and left no evidence about long-term dietary changes and effectiveness (p....   [tags: nutrition, dietary, campus]
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Cola War Between Coca-Cola and PepsiCo - ... Thus, advertising for attracting new consumers is vital. iv. Technological Costs of the development of new products and technologies are relatively low but the costs of opening new bottling plants are very high. Customers’ demand for both classic and new products facilitates investments into the research and development of new products. Competition forces Coca-Cola Company to innovate and develop technologies that help to keep prices from growing while maintaining high margins, and enable producing more healthful beverage options....   [tags: carbonated drinks, nutrition, weight] 1372 words
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Indicators that may Enhance Community Health - ... The level of poverty it is another important determinant in the delay or simply don’t receive medical attention. In the other hand the white people not-Hispanic used the services of the primary providers more than the Hispanic population. Also the amounts of Hispanics below 65 of age with no medical insurance it is higher that White non-Hispanic. The second indicator that we are going to discuss is physical activity. In different studies made in children, adolescent, and adults say that the 80 % of them don’t do physical exercise as they should be to meet the guidelines expectative in this subject....   [tags: Indicators, Exercise, Nutrition]
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How to Achieve a Healthy Life Style? - ... Students typically do not prepare a nutritious breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Instead, they load up on quick and easy foods that are not good for their bodies. Meals are even skipped and this can mess with the body’s hormones, causing the student to function at a lower level. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and seeds, and whole grains are known as “brain foods.” Theses natural foods result in a better functioning brain. There is a greater opportunity for students to succeed when their brains are performing at their highest levels....   [tags: clean dieting, nutrition, exercising] 602 words
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The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police Officers Must Remain in Shape. - The Effects of Fast Food on the Body: Why Active Police officers must remain in shape. Many Americans have consumed fast food at least once in their lifetime, whether it is McDonalds or Taco Bell, Chipotle or Subway. Fast food can often times be the only readily available alternative food source in the busy everyday lives of the average American citizen. According to the Pew Research Center, on a daily basis 50 million Americans are served in fast food restaurants such as McDonalds or Taco Bell (Pew Research Center, 2014)....   [tags: law enforcement, nutrition, health]
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