Nutrition Project - Family and Consumer Science FCS 356...

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September 22, 2015 Family and Consumer Science FCS 356 – Contemporary Nutrition Nutrition Assessment Project After doing the calculation it was determined that a female who’s 5’6” should weigh about 130 pounds. I am a female who is 5’6” and I weigh 188 pounds. According to my Body Mass Index which is 31.2, I am also obese. After finishing up the calculation I really don’t feel any different about the information that I found. Because I do like learning about nutrition I am always checking my weight and trying to healthier alternatives to eating the right foods. I begin checking my BMI freshman year of college. It was determined that I was overweight. My BMI was 26.6. Being classified as overweight which is a common condition didn’t really sink in until later as I begin to learn all the ricks that came with being overweight. When I look at myself I don’t see an overweight person. When I think of overweight, I think of a person who is excessively overweight or obese when they can barely walk and have problem climbing stairs. I grew up in a small town called Warrenton. I lived in a food desert, the closest thing we had to having fresh fruits and vegetables is if you was to grow it yourself. We did have two grocery stores but if you live away from town like my family did, you would have to drive 20-30 minutes just to grocery shop. We are a family of six so we would have to shop with a budget. We would never buy snack foods nor food like hot pockets, pop tarts, etc. We only would meats like chicken, pork chops, beef and frozen vegetables. When my mother would cook breakfast or dinner she would always cook a lot. If my sisters and I had school that day we would cook our
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