“How to Avoid Bad Eating Habits” Is One Course All College Students Should Take

1211 Words Jan 29th, 2011 5 Pages
Purpose: To inform
Audience: Adults
Tone: Serious
Thesis: “How to avoid bad eating habits” is one course all college students should take.

Pattern of Development: Exemplification
Organizational approach: Emphatic Order

Challenges related with eating habits of college students
Nutrition awareness
Strong taste preferences
Fluctuating schedules
Food industry and media

Nutritious diet
Reading food labels
Regular, well balanced meals
Food pyramid
Nutrition Guides

Tips to healthy eating
Record what you eat
Avoid unhealthy inventories

I am a 35-year-old student of Culinary Arts at Bermuda College and my wife is a nutritionist. Since both of us have professions associated with food, we tend to make healthy food
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To start with, education and knowledge about nutritious food can play a vital role in making healthy food choices. This is reaffirmed by a group of scientist in their recent research published in JADA which concludes, “nutrition knowledge was related to making more healthful choices..., increased knowledge of dietary guidelines appears to be positively related to more healthful eating patterns (Kolodinsky, Jane, et al, 2007).” This knowledge can be acquired by reading or by attending nutrition seminars or workshops where such subjects are dealt with and discussed. There are steps that can be taken to make eating on the go healthier. Bad eating habits are unavoidable if college students are unaware of what constitutes a good and healthy diet. The first step to a good diet is eating regular, well-balanced meals. This can be ensured by referring to the Food Pyramid Guide that provides a simple way of balancing meals. Along with the Food Pyramid Guide, proper consumption of water, vitamins, and minerals is a very important part of a good diet. One of the major problems with college students' diet, as far as beverage are concerned, is consumption of soft drinks and shakes that are loaded with empty calories. Students are attracted to such drinks because they are easily accessible, tasty and give

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