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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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The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan - The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan, was a great read. I came into the adventure without much background regarding what kind of book it was going to be, and to my astonishment it was more of an educational journey than pages of force-fed beliefs. Michael Pollan has a writing style that is both loose and intriguing and really kept my attention throughout. Having already read extensively concerning human nutrition and food, I am usually skeptical when beginning such reads as this one, but I was very surprised that Mr....   [tags: nutrition and foods, dietary goals]
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Genetically Modified Organisms: And What Is Really in Your Food - ... Consumer interest groups demand mandatory labeling, because of their belief that people have the right to know what they are eating. (Whitman, 2000) Consumers are concerned because they want to be able to identify which foods have been altered. The American Medical Association said that there was no scientific reason to label GM foods, but recommended that long-term studies should be conducted for any health effects. The labelling could support health studies by helping to track people's food choices....   [tags: genetically engineered nutrition]
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Obseity: From the Lack of Exercise and a Balanced Diet - ... Also the community need to be made aware of the changes to help support the program. We need to change our approach to recess and food in public schools because of astonishing statistics that have shown just how bad the obesity crisisis in America. Over a third of school age kids are overweight and one of the effects of this is more sick days since the children have compromised immune systems and are therefore more subsceptible to diabetes and coronary issues earlier than previously considered normal....   [tags: equipment, nutrition, play, lunches] 718 words
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The Increase in Obesity and Its Effects on the People - ... A burger and fries at McDonalds costs less than a salad made a home. It’s cheaper to feed a family of four at Wendy’s than it is to make a healthy homemade meal. But even though the cost of food now is cheap, the health costs later are vast. One of the biggest (and dangerous) diseases associated with obesity is Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in America. The main cause of this disease is obesity. Heart disease begins when irritants in the blood stream cause artery walls to thicken....   [tags: disease, nutrition, cardioascular] 1009 words
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The Effect of Recycled Water Irrigation on Young Olive Trees - ... Increasing wastewater by the growth urban society in Iran that located in dry region can be considered for optimum use of wastewater for dominant the water limitation problem. As well as, urban wastewater can be used not only for water source also it will be used as a nutritional element for plants, and is an enormous nutrient source and organic matter, too (Ratton et al., 2005, Meli et al., 2002, Hamid I. Tak et al, 2013). Inasmuch the water shortage is a limiting factor for increased agricultural production and green space development, therefore wastewater application may be suitable....   [tags: nutrition, photosynthesis, experiment] 1166 words
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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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How to Become a World Champion Bull Rider - ... Grain based deserts are full of sugar and saturated fats all the things that aren’t needed to be a successful athlete (DeHority). Some of the most helpful foods and drinks for athletes are chocolate milk, tart cherries, salmon, almonds, oatmeal, and low fat yogurt (Knappenberger). Meditation (Niz) Training While a lot of riders will wake up early to go workout at the gym, JB Mauney jokes of foregoing a trip to the gym and instead sharing Pop-Tarts with his daughter for breakfast. He works on his ranch, rides horses, and every day he stands on a 12 pound medicine ball while watching film of great rides....   [tags: nutrition, training, athlete]
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Catholic Community Services Helps Poverty-Stricken Community in Utah - ... Crosson-Tower (2013) explains: There are 34.9 million people in this country who experience food insecurity, defined as being either hungry or not sure when they will eat their next meal, according to a 2002 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) study (Children’s Defense Fund, 2005)…. The 2002 study also showed that families consisting of low-income single mothers with children were most likely to experience food insecurity (47%). In 13.4% of these families, one or more individuals, usually the mother, went hungry at times due to lack of resources necessary to buy food....   [tags: donations, children, nutrition] 1104 words
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The Benefits and Consequences of Genetically Modified Organisms - ... Also, this makes it easier on farmers to spray pesticides without the worry of killing the crop. A factor to consider in the growth of most crops is the fertility of the soil. Fields that once produced high yields with heirloom varieties can no longer produce those yields. This is due to the land being stripped of its topsoil and nutrients. Without the use of strong chemical fertilizers these fields can no longer be used to produce crops. The danger in using chemical fertilizers on fields is that these fertilizers can cause pollution of groundwater and other water sources that are used for consumption by humans and other animals....   [tags: nutrition, health, crops]
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The Controversial Issues of Obesity, Food, and Health - ... One of the authors touch in this subject and he argued that being fat is not a genetic problem because it has increased in the past few years. On the other hand, people that are thin are seen as a model for our culture, we do not consider how unhealthy their weight can be just because they are skinny. In sum, then, the issue does not start with what we decide to eat neither ends with joining a campaign to make people move and exercise. The situation becomes an issue as soon as we let outside sources, opinions, and societies dictate what we are supposed to eat....   [tags: nutrition, weight, food] 894 words
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Overweight, and Obesity are Results of Calorie Imbalance - ... Obese adolescents are most likely to get pre-diabetes, this is the stage before it actually turns to diabetes. Diabetes is the most common problem amongst young children who are obese and overweight. Diabetes can also lead to many more serious issues over time. Both youth and adolescents are at risk for bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, social, psychological problems and low self-esteem. Sleep apnea is an issue because all of the extra pressure on the heart and the lungs due to being obese can cause a child to sometimes stop breathing throughout the night....   [tags: diabetes, health, nutrition] 794 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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Americans Are the Heaviest in the World - ... But why is this true. Why is America the heaviest nation in the world. Well, it’s all because of sugar. Whole body research states that “there is a natural parasite in your body called Candida”, a parasite that starts to infest and take over when eating too much sugar. In 1950, when sugar started to be used heavily in foods, people started to notice weight gain while consuming these products and they all stopped buying them. This quickly irritated Hawley 2 and scared the big food companies such as Quaker oats, Coca-Cola, General Mills and so much more, to take action in changing the labels and putting “low-fat”....   [tags: obesity, healthy, nutrition] 752 words
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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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Asian Cultural Diversity and Health Care - ... Coining is widely practiced by Southeast Asians, such as the Thai and Lao. Because coining leaves physical marks, some patients are sometimes mistaken for physical abuse. Due to concerns about abuse in many Western cultures, this has led to cultural confusion at times. Coining begins with a massage using oil that is mixed with essential oils. Some of the oils include eucalyptus and peppermint. Practitioners use warming ointments like menthol. The goal of the oil is to stimulate the skin slightly, warming it up for the next stage of the treatment....   [tags: nutrition, energy, medical]
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The Repulsive Truth Behind School Lunches - ... Michael Pollan reported last year in the New York Times Magazine that, “diet related illness costs our country more than $200 billion a year, almost thirty times more than what America spends on school lunches. As a country, we spend $110 billion a year of fast food and $50 billion on diet aids.” We are killing our kids with pitiful food in school and at home, parents send their children to school to eat cheap lunches and then feed them fast food at home. All at the same time combating a costly war with diet related illnesses that America is creating....   [tags: cheap, unhealthy, nutrition] 1512 words
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Genetically Modified Organisms and Food Production - ... In Europe GM food are highly restricted in several cities however in United States it is not only cultivated openly but put on the market shelves as well without any proper regulations (Pollack and Shaffer). Positive Side of Genetically Modified Food: The arguments in the favor of genetically modified food assert that it is not less than traditional food in the comparison of nutritional, hygienic and health point of view. The proponents assert that world population is moving towards 7 billion and is forecasted to by double in next 40 years....   [tags: genetic engineering and nutrition] 2281 words
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Human Development and Breastfeeding - ... Breastfeeding can be defined as the feeding of an infant baby with breast milk directly from their mother’s breasts instead of using infant formula. Breastfeeding is far more important and crucial than many people suspect, it provides not only nutritious benefits to the baby, but it is also essential for their psychological development and it also benefits the mother in many ways. The importance of breastfeeding is supported by the attachment theory that shows how it contributes to a healthy mother-infant relationship....   [tags: nutrition babies, maternal behavior] 591 words
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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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Dangers of Eating Fast Food - ...    The above ones are its major disadvantages, however they are too specialized. So I would like to offer some straightaway explanation, and to be more specific I will give seven detailed points. (1) The cause of obesity    The researches have showed that eating too much snack will easily lead to obesity, as excess high protein, high heat and fat are absorbed by human body. Obesity, which has been believed to be the chief culprit of Metabolic Diseases, will reduce the lifetime of one person....   [tags: Nutrition, Salinity, Health] 1068 words
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Food Stamps and Junk Food - ... Not just no any kind of food, JUNK FOOD. Junk food is also another word for fatty foods or in other words known as foods that contain high levels of calories from sugar or fat and very little protein. Junk food does all harm to your health so its important to cut down just a little on the junk food. Here’s an example of a student bank statement online showing you that they spend money on clothes, shoes and junk food. “Nutrition experts have researched the bad effects of junk food and come to the conclusion that junk food manufacturing companies are fooling the people by showing deceptive ads that market show junk food as healthy....   [tags: supplemental nutrition assistance program] 836 words
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Promote and Support Breastfeeding - ... Main Points According to the American Dietetic Association, “exclusive breastfeeding provides optimal nutrition and health protection for the first 6 months of life and breastfeeding with complementary foods from 6 months until at least 12 months of age is the ideal feeding pattern for infants.”1 Breastfeeding has many benefits to mother and baby.1 Infant and children mobility and mortality are greatly improved due to the promotion of breastfeeding as an important health strategy.1 The promotion of breastfeeding as a health strategy also works to improve maternal mortalities and reduce overall healthcare costs.1 Breastfeeding for the duration of the first year significantly improves an...   [tags: mother, baby, health, nutrition] 963 words
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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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Factors Affecting the Beep Test - In this report, I will be writing about the data that was collected from the beep test, which tests the aerobic endurance of the participants who are performing the test. With the results collected I will be discussing the different factors that may have impacted on the participant’s results. Robinson (2010) states that there are different systems in the body such as the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and respiratory. Despite the fact all these systems are separate, they are all linked together to help the functioning of the body when at rest and during exercise....   [tags: cardiovascular, nutrition, endurance] 1662 words
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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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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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Fast Food and Obesity - ... According to Burger Battles, “… it is the advertising that has to do with fast food’s booming popularity with kids.” Kids ages 12 to 17 sees nearly five fast food advertisement every day (Burger Battles). So fast food advertising has a lot to do with making people eat fast food. The nutrition of fast food are, “extremely high in sodium and unhealthy trans and saturated fats… often do supply protein, iron, and B vitamins, but they tend to be low in fiber, vitamin A and G, and sometimes in calcium and other minerals....   [tags: unhealthy habits, bad 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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We Must Stop the Obesity Epidemic in America - Americans are known around the globe for being some of the most productive people. Taking a glimpse back into the United States history will yield evidence of monumental innovation and development. Some might say that the one industry that has stood tall in this forward progress is the food trade. It is not at all difficult to understand this businesses growth; as it is tied to the fundamental foundation of America itself – expansion. Since the first account of Europeans setting foot and exploring US soil, they uncovered a richness of natural resources needed to sustain a health and vibrant life....   [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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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 Profession of Biochemistry - ... Medicinal biochemists also search for chemical explanations for problems, do drug design and evaluation, cure diseases, and increase immunity to certain illnesses (15). Nutrition is also a field of biochemistry. Nutritional biochemists study the chemical effects of food on the bodies of the creatures consuming it. In nutritional biochemistry, diet is compared with diseases, like heart disease, to see if diet affects the disease. Last, but not least, biochemists can work in the field of agriculture....   [tags: medicine, nutrition, agriculture]
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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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Raising Your Toddler Vegan - ... Holly Paige is one of the people mentioned who only fed vegan and raw foods to her 2 children. This diet caused her daughters to be extremely underweight for their age and caused teeth decay. Once Paige introduced dairy and meet to her children, these health problems were gone. Another story mentioned is of Jessica Hatfield who was encouraged by a nutritionist to feed her 9 year old son only meets and salads but no carbohydrates. The child also had health issues. The article does not mention any research done about the topic and mentions that these parents who removed dairy from the diet did not replace calcium in their diet....   [tags: nutrition lifestyles, lack of protein]
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Etiology of Pediatric Obesity - ... National survey data found that reduced physical activity is the partially the cause of the obesity epidemic, despite popular belief of increased energy intake. This data found that daily expenditure is decreasing and sedentary activities are increasing. One report concluded children who watched over 4 hours of television had higher BMIs than those who watched less than one hour of television daily (Andersen). Many studies have noted differences between energy intake and expelled energy in children with pediatric obesity....   [tags: nutrition, health, parents]
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What are Mismatch Dieseases? - ... Walking need a lot of energy. For example, an hour walk will burn up to 300 calories. So, nomadic lifestyle will leave no room for the hunter-gatherer to store their excess energy intake as fat.    The Nutrition Transition which was introduced in the 1700’s had shifted the culinary history. A diet that was formerly high in unprocessed food had shifted to a form of diet that was high in processed food such as refined grain and sugar. Physiologically, human body can absorb calories form processed food items much faster because the food has been partially broken down....   [tags: diet, nutrition, human body] 620 words
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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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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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