Does Religion Affect Home or School?

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Abstract The study sought to develop an understanding of identities related to eating patterns between eating at home and school. The study showed different cases to see if religion had an impact on if individuals eat differently at home than in school. The main source of information used in this study was gathered on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University in 2005. Ninety one students were asked questions pertaining to their nationality, religion, ethnicity, work, family generation / family background, living situations, and regular eating habits. Open ended and snowball sampling interviews were conducted. Individuals involved in the interviews were analyzed by eating habits. Participants were reported to be both stable and…show more content…
Mintz, DuBois (2002) concluded that a great deal remains to be prepared in exploring food ways. Anthropologists are in a good position to make useful contributions to the development of policy in regard to health and nutrition, food inspection, the relation of food to specific cultures, world hunger, and other subjects. However, the researchers have not taken advantage of this opportunity. Methodology This study was conducted using ninety one open ended and snowball sampling interviews. The main source of information used in this study was gathered on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University in 2005. Students were asked questions pertaining to their nationality, religion, ethnicity, work, family generation / family background, living situations, and regular eating habits. The selection of the participants leads to a certain bias due to the fact that the participants were chosen based on non-probability sampling. This leads to a misrepresentation of the student body at Northeastern Illinois University. NEIU is a diverse campus that has many different types of minorities attending the university. Figure 1 shows the diversity that was conducted within our data. The graph shows that Western Anglo or Northern Europeans were the largest group interviewed, however respondents from the Africa, Middle East or South Asia were following them. There is a potential threat to validity because the
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