“How to Avoid Bad Eating Habits” Is One Course All College Students Should Take

1217 WordsFeb 11, 20115 Pages
Purpose: To inform Audience: Adults Tone: Serious Thesis: “How to avoid bad eating habits” is one course all college students should take. Pattern of Development: Exemplification Organizational approach: Emphatic Order Challenges related with eating habits of college students Nutrition awareness Strong taste preferences Fluctuating schedules Food industry and media Nutritious diet Reading food labels Regular, well balanced meals Food pyramid Nutrition Guides Tips to healthy eating Record what you eat Avoid unhealthy inventories I am a 35-year-old student of Culinary Arts at Bermuda College and my wife is a nutritionist. Since both of us have professions associated with food, we tend to make healthy food…show more content…
Just replacing such drinks with plain water can dramatically improve their diet and health. Nutritional guides on foods are an important part of a healthy diet and can be used to derive serving sizes, mostly based on a 2000-calorie per day computations. Although age, height, existing and desired weight, and activity levels determine the daily caloric needs of a person, a diet consisting of 2000 calories per day diet is considered good most individuals with moderate activity levels. The food industry and media also play a critical role in what we eat. The food industry decides what to grow, where to grow, where to sell, at what price to sell etc. The media, in all its forms, is used by the food industry to market the food products. Close attention so they do not fall prey to advertising gimmicks. For example, "light" ice-cream can merely mean light and fluffy in texture, whereas an advertisement for "light" oil may only be just light in color. It is also possible that a food product can be low in sodium but high in fat or vice-verse. College students consume lots of snacks from cafeteria and vending machines and have a major misconception about fat-free snacks. All low-fat foods have something to replace the fat. The replacement is usually made by sugar, which is high in calories, or salt, which is high in sodium. Athena Porter, a behavioral therapist at Cook County Hospital, says, "Tired

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