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Discussion

Proper nutrition is essential for good health; however, eating nutritious and balanced meals is not easy for many people. Life style, habits, and access to healthy food are all factors that make it challenging for us to eat well. Beginning with yourself, what changes can you make that would result in progressively improved eating habits?

Questions & Answers

What is nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. It has an all encompassing role in the functioning of life. Nutrition has a direct impact on our physical health, mental health, emotional health, and on our body?s ability to both overcome and prevent disease.

Make it Your Own

Fast food is not unique to America. Many other countries have fast food chains. Conduct the same experiment but choose a different country. Use the internet to search for information on fast food availability and obesity rates, and compare that information to America?s.

References

Fast Food nutrition http://www.fastfoodnutrition.org/

"Fast Food Restaurants & Nutrition Facts Compared" from the A Calorie Counter website at http://www.acaloriecounter.com/fast-food.php

"Interactive Fast Food Menu with Fitness" from the Extension website at http://www.extension.org/pages/24390/interactive-fast-food-menu-with-fitness#.Uu7Qzfuukp4

"Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling" from the Netrition website at http://www.netrition.com/rdi_page.html

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