5.01 Foods Project
By : Gavyn Sciortino
Economics - Economics influence what people it because you're going to like what you grew up eating and possibly what your friends eat.
Environmental - There are good and bad food that people do to make the environment bad. Good examples: Fruits & vegetables. Bad examples: Chocolate & pizza.
Technological - Technology affects people because 'fast food' became possibly only because of technology.
Psychological - Psychological influences how we eat food because you can be bored and just eat for no reason or you could be sad/depressed and eat as much as you can.
Personal (likes and dislikes) - Everyone has likes and dislikes of their own food, you can't force yourself to like or dislike something. I like nearly everything except spicy foods.
Culture and Customs - Different cultures like different foods, some cultures try similar foods as others. I have no culture and just eat what I want.
Traditions - Different families have different traditions. I have no tradition so I get what I want and eat it.
HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES
Weight Management - Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat and fat-free dairy, and protein foods. All of them with little to no added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium.
Physical Activity Needs - 16 year old should get 60+ minutes of activity per day and most of it should me moderate to high aerobic physical activity.
"My Plate" compared to "Food Pyramid" - "My plate" is better because its updated more and has more information. It also helps people with diets which helps their life a lot more than other people think.
Nutritional Labels on Packages - Check serving size, calories, limit bad nutrients (total fat, cholesterol, and sodium), add good nutrients (protein, Vitamin A & C, calcium, and iron).
Foods Group to Encourage for Specific Populations (over 50 pregnant woman, children, and teens) - Pregnant woman, children, and teens should all exercise a few times a day and eat healthy foods to keep themselves healthy, and the pregnant woman's kids.