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EATING FOR WELLNESS

Class Activity 1 – Why Do I Eat?
I eat because I’m hungry.
I eat because I want to increase my level of physical activity.
I eat because I need to survive.

Eating Trends
Past:
* Agricultural; manual labor * More fruits, vegetables, and grains eaten * Choices limited to what can be produced by the individual
Present:
* High-tech; fast-paced * Dual career families and packaged and processed foods (more fats, sugars, and salts * More eating out; more choices; poorer selections * Choices predicated on convenience, time and cost efficacy

Eating Trends
Nutrition and dietary habits have implications for each of the dimensions of wellness: * Physical – physiological nourishment; growth * Emotional – as a reward; soothe feelings; response to stress * Social – events, gatherings, and family interaction * Intellectual – understanding dietary principles and food contents; informed consumerism * Spiritual – rituals; searching for inner truth/direction * Environmental – food and crop quality; protection of the food chain * Occupational – business contacts; coffee breaks; income affecting food selections

Eating Trends * General shift away from meals to snacks, at-home to away-from-home * On any given day in the U.S., 25% of the adult population visits a fast food restaurant * Americans now spend more on fast food than on higher education, personal computers, computer software, or new cars * More than movies, books, magazines, newspapers, videos, and recorded music – COMBINED! * The typical American now consumes approximately three hamburgers and four orders of French fries every week.

Eating Trends - Consequences * As a consequence to contemporary eating patterns, American’s eat approximately 37-40% more calories is physiologically needed – much…...

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