Essay On Food And My Eating Habits

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My view of food and my eating habits was significantly shaped by my mother. My mother was a stay at home mom, so she was there to prepare every meal. I grow up in a middle class family which was not the norm in the 60s and 70s for black families. My dad worked for IBM during that time and it was not long before he started working as a engineer. My dads job allowed my mom to buy and prepare healthy well rounded nutritional meals. My mom prepared foods that seem to always have plenty of vegetables. We seldom ate fried foods and going to fast food resturaunts was a treat because she did not think those foods were part of a healthy diet. I noticed the difference between what we ate as a family compared to other family members. We did not eat the traditional soul food unless it was during the Holidays or unless we went to an aunt or uncles home to visit. My mom and dad would take us out to various resturants to eat such as Chinese, Japanese and Italian foods just to name a few. We were not allowed to look at food and decide that we did not like the food based on how the food looked. We had to taste everything and only after tasting it we could say we did not like it. We were never made to eat food we did not like. I greatly credited my parents for my food habits. Salad is one of my favorites and I like eating…show more content…
I have worked in many offices where others have tried to criticize my eating habits, but I have never change how I eat or the way I think about food because of what is said by others. If I decided I want homemade vegetable soup for breakfast that’s what I eat. If I decide that I do not want to eat I just remind others that we our acesters was hunters and gatherers there were many days they did not eat three meals and three snacks a day and they were fine because we are
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