Why we eat what we eat

By : Anna Marie Anderson

External Influences

    Outside influences that can impact a business. Various external factors can impact the ability of a business or investment to achieve its strategic goals and objectives. These external factors might include competition; social, legal and technological changes, and the economic and political environment.


the main means of mass communication regarded collectively.


the branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.


relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its condition.


Relating to, or using technology.

Individual Influences

The capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior.


The branch of biology dealing with the functions and activities of living organisms and their parts, including all physical and chemical processes.


Affecting, or arising in the mind; related to the mental and emotional state of a person.


Affecting, or belonging to a particular person rather than to anyone else.

Culture and Customs

The meaning of culture is similar to the meaning of custom. A custom is more about practices, while culture is more about ideas or a group of customs.


The transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.

Healthy Food Choices

Any food believed to be ‘good for you’, especially if high in fiber, natural vitamins, fructose, etc.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The recommendations of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services for dietary intakes toreduce chronic diseases related to food intake.

Weight Management

Weight management is a long-term approach to a healthy lifestyle. It includes a balance of healthy eating and physical exercise to equate energy expenditure and energy intake.

Physical Activity Needs

This may sound like a lot, but don't worry! Your child may already be meeting the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. And, you'll soon discover all the easy and enjoyable ways to help your child meet the recommendations.

My plate compared to the food pyramid

Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or glanced at it on the back of your cereal box one morning.

Nutritional Labels on Packages

People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily. The following label-building skills are intended to make it easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices that contribute to a healthy diet.

Food Groups to Encourage for Specific Populations

  • Regular physical activity including cardiovascular conditioning, stretching exercises for flexibility, and resistance exercises helps to promote health, psychological well-being, and a healthy body weight.