Why We Eat What We Eat
B. Economics - Price, Foods availability, Demand
C. Environment - Ecological
D. Technological - Food processing, Food preparation
B. Psychological - Stress, Emotion, Appetite
C. Personal - Likes: Why do you like foods that you choose? Dislikes: Why do you dislike the foods you refuse.
D. Culture and Customs - Racial, religious and social groups that practice similar traditions.
E. Traditions - Traditions that are practiced early (Thanksgiving Easter, Christmas etc.)
Healthy Food Choices
B. Weight Management -To regulate and maintain a healthy weight: Balance calories consumed with calories used, Prevent gradual weight gain over time.
C. Physical Activity Needs - Engage in regular physical activity. Reduce sedentary actives.
D. "My Plate" compared to the "Food Pyramid" - Illustrates the 5 food components needed for a healthy diet.
E. Nutritional Labels on Packages -A panel found on a package of food which contains a variety of information about the nutritional value of the food items.
F. Food groups to Encourage for specific population (over 50, pregnant woman, children, and teens.) - Vegetables and legumes/beans. Fruit. Grain (cereal) foods, mostly whole grain and/or high cereal fiber varieties. Lean meats poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts and seeds and legumes/beans. Milk, yogurt cheese and or/alternatives, mostly reduced fats.