It is an essential part of life to eat in order to survive, but this does not mean people are eating the right for their bodies. In the recent years, there has been an huge outbreak of increase in obesity, type two diabetes, and heart diseases. Unfortunately, there has been really little progress in improving this problem. However, this can be prevented with excellent education and eating healthy. Schools need to make health classes mandatory and cafeterias need to serve freshly made food because it can help reduce obesity, diabetes, and heart disease in the future.
After watching the Food Inc. documentary film and participated to in class discussion, I realized that people are living in a world that is featuring a totally wrong image of the food that individuals are consuming. People are blindly following the path of an unhealthy life that leads them to death. Population is restricted from information and people are being victims of a dirty and contaminated food era. People are being lied about the food they are eating and the fast food industry is bigger than never. The process that food is produced today has drastically changed and some aspects to talk about are: farmers are being manipulated; fast food is being supported by the government and consumers always have the choice of living healthy.
The same health issues associated with consuming the Western Diet is now a worldwide threat. For Americans to find real food they need to look at the local market that has fresh produce. The documentary and article caution the consumer about their food selection and its addictive quality. They want the viewer and reader to stand against the injustices against the animals they consume and the food they market. Diet is important for a healthy individual and good food makes a healthy individual who is responsible for building his nation.
U.S. elementary school students will be able to identify the nutrition background of fast food meals. Participated fast food restaurants can improve their corporate image. Following the research methods, each fast food restaurant can design its new combos according to elementary school students’ preference. With appropriate discount and further advertisement, the fast food company can increase their annual profit. U.S. elementary school kids can adopt a more balanced diet in fast food restaurants when they dinning out with their families or
Food is one of the reasons behind human’s survival on this earth. As our universe goes through various developments, our food is also getting effected by those highly effective changes, that it goes through many preservative to make it last as long as possible in our shelves. Which lead us to get used to the idea of preservatives, plus manufactures promote it in advertisements and make us consumers believe that processed food is harmless. However, processed food can cause lethal diseases, obesity, and psychological problems. Opponents of preserved food argued that processed food chemicals maybe one of the causes for dangerous lethal diseases.
Clearly, this means that adding healthier choices to food being served at school can help improve the academic performance of students by providing them with more energy to stay focused in class. Another reason why schools should cut down on the junk food and add healthier alternatives is because unhealthy foods lead to greater chances of getting
Being one of the most significant advances of civilization, mankind has applied and developed many utilities to enhance their comfort and improve their lifestyles. As part of this effort, convenience foods as a modern method for food production and preparation, currently, has become more and more popular in many cultures. They are foods that already cooked, packed and prepared to optimise the ease of consumption without further preparation, which can be found in any supermarket or grocery. There are two main reasons for the growth of this modern foods: Firstly, with the ease of cooking, ready-made foods are proved to be useful when it comes to time. Since these foods are prepared beforehand, people under time constraints such as working people can enjoy them without waiting in a queue.
Meaning of Food Consuming food is not only getting nutrients but also gaining symbols and meanings of foods. In Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin's "Aphorisms of the Professor," he said "tell me what food you eat and I will know what kind of person you are" (Bauer 68). This means that food culture is what we eat, how we eat and why we eat it, and we can find those through what type of food they eat. Food is a factor that can describe us and the food we eat determines who we are as a person. Our food choices can be define with these factors such as identity, survival, status and humanity.
Although ideally the children could be provided healthy food, it is a priority that they do not go hungry. In the United States, 17% of children ages 6 -12 are obese, and among low-income families the obesity rates are even higher (Mozaffarian, Wiecha, Roth, Nelson, Lee, & Gortmaker, 2010). Lower-income children are at even more risk because a high fat and sugar diet during developing years can shape negatively impact their growth and development, potentially setting them up for poor health for the rest of their lives (Mednik-Vaksman, Lund, & Johnson, 2016). Alternatively, lunch programs could be used to establish healthy dietary and physical habits in children to help them maintain a balanced diet through the rest of their lives. In an after school program at the YMCA, switching to healthier snacks while providing education about healthy dietary habits was found to be very effective in switching the children to healthier snacks.
This may sound far-fetched but if fully approved as a mean of healthy food this could be a key breakthrough to meeting world food needs. 6. Food biotechnology Employing tools of modern genetics in enhancing beneficial traits of plants, animals, and their food components can play a huge role in boosting food production. Food biotechnology also comes along with many other additional benefits like virus-resistant and insect-protected biotech crops which can stand harder conditions and much higher yields. Such engineered crops can survive in environments they could normally not survive under.