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ForumWeek 5 | Health Education, Promotion, and Current...CurrentAllSave LinkForumMain ForumDiscussion TopicTotal Post: 90Change ViewTopic 3 DQ 2System AdminMax Points: 15.0Traditionally, nutrition programs were targeted to the indigent and poor populationsin developing countries. Many of today's Americans are malnourished also, but they are inundated with unhealthy foods and require a multidisciplinary approach to nutrition education. What would be the three most important points to include in a public nutrition program? Provide current literature to support your answer and include two nutritional education community resources.ReplyAscending| DescendingMy Posts| Substantive|Flagged| AllOct 27, 2015 04:01 PM0 LikeOscar Robleto 5 postsRe:Topic 3 DQ 2The three important points to include in a public nutritional program would be:Promote home cooking rather than fast food consumptionDecrease consumption of complex carbohydratesEducate the community of health risk factors associated with sweeteners.According to research study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, meals cook at home have less sugar, fats and fewer carbohydrates. Findings reflect that people who cook diner at home 6 to 7 nights consumed an average of 2,164 kcal, 81g fat and 119 g of sugar a week versus those who cook diner at home once or less a week consumed 2301 kcal, 84g fat and 119g of sugar. Unfortunately time and financial are the most common barriers for people cooking diner at home. In
today’s society it’s difficult to maintain a household with one person’s income. Majority of family in the U.S. both couples or significant others must work to keep up with all the bills, thus not allowing the extra time to go to the groceries and maketime for cooking. Financial: it is not only cheaper but more convenience to buy a large $10 pizza or value meal for 2 under $10 not to mention of all available promotion: “upgrade for large extra large for an additional buck” than expending $15 or more at a grocery store.A statistical study was done in 2014 by John Willey and Sons in regard to benefits of low carbohydrate diet. A total of 19 patients participated in the study. All of them were intolerant to glucose. Baseline measurements were taken: blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, liver/thyroid function and HbA1c. Participant received hand out to eliminate pasta, potatoes, rice sugar bread from their diet. One out the 19 participants dropped out. Results; mean weight loss of 8.6+/- 4.2 kilograms. HbA1c dropped from 51+/-14 to 40+/-. Blood pressure improved to systolic 148+/- to 133+/- and diastolic from 91+/- to 83+/-. Cholesterol decreased from 5.5+/-1 to 4.7+/-1. Seven patients were able to eliminate Metformin and two dropped their anti hypertensive medication to half the dose.