Nutrition Essay Examples and Topics

Obesity and fast food

What is so intriguing about fast food? Studies show that American men and women have realized significant gains in body weight over the years. In fact, a larger proportion of the gains in the body mass arise from the escalating promotional activities carried out by the fast-food producing companies such as McDonalds. In addition, the […]

Eating Disorders in Adolescent Girls

Introduction Eating disorder among adolescent girls is a health issue that has become very common in the United States over the last decades. According to Golden et al (2003), this disorder arises when adolescents deliberately eat an amount of food that is below the standard levels based on the requirements of the body. As Field […]

Childhood Obesity and Nutrition

Introduction The prevalence of childhood obesity in schools can be compared to an epidemic of a virulent disease on a global scale. Research statistics have shown that on average 15.5% of children aged between five to fifteen in school have body mass indexes reaching 30 or higher, far above the norm of 25 or below. […]

Let’s Go Kids Camp

According to Karnik and Kanekar (2012), the prevalence of obesity among children aged between 8 and 16 years has been on the increase, leading to increased health concerns. This paper examines the implications of a three week intervention plan to reduce children weight. It also aims at identifying whether innovative and fun interventions can encourage […]

Influence of media on Anorexia

Media has a great influence on anorexia worldwide. As far as dieting and size discrimination is concerned, media plays a great role. From childhood, children know that their looks matters a lot. Very small children receive comments of how they look cute from the elders if they are slim. This influence, children get it from […]

It Is High Time to Become Responsible

The modern world is changing rapidly and people have been changing alongside. Mass production and mass consumption have become a talking point and many people associate these concepts with the recent problem of obesity. Thus, lots of people accuse companies of turning them into victims of the advertising campaigns. More so, people sue McDonalds (as […]

Obesity and Healthy Eating

Introduction Obesity has been on a steady increase in the US resulting in a decline in the individual’s health since people who are obese are at increased risk of physical as well as psychosocial health consequences. The high prevalence rates of obesity particularly among children and adolescents have caused alarm. Calls have been made for […]

Healthy Foods and Obesity

America seems to be fighting a loosing battle against obesity. This is reflected in the lasts statistics indicating that despite the latest efforts by the government as well as nutritionist against obesity, the rate of obesity is increasing and currently it is at an all time high. This is ironical bearing in mind the amount […]

Does healthy food prevent obesity?

Obesity has been a problem in the United States for some decades; it affects the population across all ages, and income: according to a report by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 34 percent of American adults and 17 percent of American children are believed to be obese; the report further states that the condition […]

How can societal marketing concept be used to influence children to eat a healthier diet

The rate of overweight and obesity preference among Australian children is alarming. The rates of childhood obesity in the country become one of the highest among the developed nations. We have also seen a large increase in the number of overweight and obese children in the country. The number of overweight and obese children has […]

Psychological Concept of Humans Eating Behavior

Introduction Studies examining the eating behaviours of various individuals show that the amount of food consumed is directly affected by outside environmental food cues which trigger a response which causes the feeling of hunger which in turn causes a person to eat (Hepworth et al, 2010). Not only that, the amount of food consumed has […]

From Angus to Erlenmeyer: Media Coverage of Lab Manufactured Meat

Abstract/Summary The following paper analyzes the coverage of lab manufactured meat in eleven different articles from a selection of online and traditional media as well as academic journals. The articles range in date from 2005 through to 2011 and cover various elements of the issues surrounding lab manufactured or in vitro meat, including the ethical […]

Foods that are being served to our youth in the school systems

Introduction Healthy eating is the biggest contributing factor to an individual’s well being and it is associated with an increased quality of life as well as longer life expectancy. For children and adolescents, schools play a major role in molding their eating habits. Research revealed that in 2004, more than half of school-aged children received […]

Designing an Intervention for Obesity in US

Introduction In the evolution of mankind the process of acquiring food often entailed the exertion of physical energy and ensured the population always received adequate exercise. As times progressed to modern society there have emerged societies where the population has access excessive amounts of food with relatively little or no exercise. The result of this […]

Parents Attitude towards the Importance of Childhood Nutrition

Introduction Proper nutrition is always an important factor towards healthy living. Good choices regarding nutrition care enables one lead a long healthy life. This brings out the reason why proper and healthy feeding during childhood helps in reinforcing lifelong eating habits that contribute to the overall well being of the child. This also enables them […]

The Fast-Food Industry and Legal Accountability for Obesity

The ethical issue In general, ethics refers to the accepted virtues or norms that are moral and acceptable as good in a particular society. Ethics are thus aimed at promoting positive actions and general respect to humanity and its surroundings. In this case, the ethical issue is promotion of obesity as a result of the […]

Moist and Dry Heat Cookery

Dry Heat Cooking In this method of cooking, heat is transferred to the food by radiation through the air, metal and fat that heats the metal at high temperatures sometimes even higher than 100 degrees celcius. This method majorly relies on the use of extremely high temperatures to achieve the required heating specifications. Grilling This […]

Food, how technology has changed the way we eat?

Introduction Technology plays an essential role in making life more convenient and easier. The use of technology has improved life in the aspect of transport, communication and entertainment among others (Sparks, 2011). Some of the technological products include cell phones, computers, televisions, washing machines and the internet. Using computers or cell phones, one can easily […]

Fast Food on Campus: When Affordable Meals Overshadow the Nutrition Issues

Introduction Good nutrition is doubtlessly crucial for any living organism in general and human organism in particular. Therefore, it is especially important to take good care of the quality of the food consumed by teenagers and young adults, seeing how both of these groups, with their organisms entering the final stage of development, are especially […]

The high calories in the Coca-Cola

Text The text in this advert is about the dangers of taking excess calories. The Coca-Cola Company explains to the audience how excess calories can cause obesity. The argument is that one gets the energy to do extra work after taking extra calories. The narrator of the advert says that Coca-Cola offers drinks that have […]

Healthy Eating: Australians’ Eating Habits

Promotion of healthy eating and prevention of eating disorders have become one of priorities in Australian public health. Eating disorders have become persistent as 10% of diseases are food- or drink-related (Victorian Public Health 2011). Furthermore, the rate of overweight people is growing steadily and the rate of Australia’s adult obesity is 5th highest in […]

The Food Impact on Health

Foods being consumed in the modern world contribute a lot to obesity and other diet-related diseases such as cancer and hypertension. In the UK, for instance, many of the edible products sold in the supermarkets are contaminated thus affecting the health of the people and most products, especially pastry products, have a lot of sugar, […]

Mood change and impact on eating habits

Abstract Aim/objectives To know the relationship between food consumption and mood changes and the effects it has on body weight. Research Methodology The research was carried out in United Arabs Emirates (UAE). The sample was UAE females who indulge in unhealthy foods depending on their moods which results in weight gain. The sample size was […]

Fast Foods more harm than Good

Introduction Alice is currently eighteen years old and she resides in Tyneside in the United Kingdom. In October 2009, The Guardian published a touching story on her plight: she has been obese since she was a toddler and her father died of a heart disease before she was born. She has been bullied by girls […]

Chocolate’s Positive and Negative Effects

Introduction In the past two decades, chocolate has been considered a “junk food” due to the way in which its consumption has significantly contributed to the obesity epidemic within the U.S. at the present. Nearly 33% of adults within the U.S. are obese which represents a 60% increase over a 20 year period with the […]

Evaluation of a Qualitative Research Study

The article reviewed in this report presents a qualitative research study aimed at exploring the perceptions and views of mothers of children aged 16 and below on health promotion recommendations provided by health promotion professionals. The study used several qualitative methods in recruiting participants into the study and in other aspects of the study such […]

Are Americans Killing Themselves

According to the article written by Dr. Richard Carmona about the health status in America, it is evident that there is a problem in their eating habits. The article talks more about the health behaviors of Americans, and the impacts that those behaviors impose to their health. The essay will focus on Americans unhealthy eating […]

Food culture and obesity

Introduction Food culture refers to “a constellation of socially produced values, attitudes, relationships, tastes, cuisines and practices exhibited through food” (Lang and Heasman 185). The American food culture is characterized by a fast food culture. Fast foods are easily available and a barrage of food advertisements. The Americans seem to have redefined the meaning of […]

Influence of Television Advertising on Children’s Eating Behavior

Much research has been conducted in the relation to the children’s eating behavior and the influence of the television advertising. The core problem which is discussed within the research is the children’s obesity and the influence of the programs children watch on its spread and increase. Harris, Bargh, & Brownell (2009) conducted a research on […]

Artificial Sweeteners: Impact on the Quality of Human Life

Artificial sweeteners importance is considered to be a crucial point for discussion in a variety of countries. For a long period of time, many people found it obligatory to contribute the sphere of chemistry and food technology in order to decrease the level of calories not at expense of sweet taste (Ropeik & Gray, 2002). […]

Obesity in America

Introduction America has an obesity problem that much is certain, nearly 33% of adults within the U.S. are obese which represents a 60% increase over a 20 year period with the rate for child obesity not far behind at nearly triple what it was 30 years ago (Chappell, 2010). What these figures represent is nearly […]

Impacts of Fast Food on Childhood Eating Habits

Background One of the greatest concerns facing parents across the world today is getting their children to adopt healthy eating habits. Unfortunately, due to the economic pressures, many parents spend only a few hours with their children as they work long hours and only realize their children have developed unhealthy eating habits when it is […]

S.R. Sander’s Grub

Exigence is the first thing that comes to mind when attempting to understand a piece of literature. There is a need to know why the author was prompted to write the said piece. There is a curiosity that has to be satisfied, determined to know the motivation to write. This is especially the case when […]

The Media’s Influence on Eating Disorders

Introduction We are being worn out daily with information about everything from all over with the flare-up of information technology. We have television delivering news at home, a radio in the family car, and at work the internet. We are being presented with new information at every side with this entire media. Through the media, […]

Argument for Removing Vending Machines in Schools

Introduction There has been a steady decline in the health of school going children in the U.S. This decline in health has mostly been characterized by a rise in childhood obesity which not only increases the risk of physical health consequences to the child but also psychosocial health issues. This decline in health has been […]

Roots of Obesity Problem in the United States

Although the U. S. government has recently introduces a great number of programs, the problem of excess weight is still on the current agenda in health care. Annually, the country spends over $ 150 billion to avert the obesity rates, but only Columbia district demonstrates the decline. In this respect, the health and educational programs […]

Obesity: Psychological/ Sociological

Obesity is a psychological issue as well as a social one. Both “psychological and behavioral issues play significant roles in both the development and consequences of obesity” (Collins and Bentz 126). Obesity is caused by eating disorders triggered by psychosocial, genetically and environmental parameters. Obesity is mainly associated with those people who suffer from psychological […]