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Chapter7eno - Myths About Nutrition and Eating Behavior...

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Unformatted text preview: Myths About Nutrition and Eating Behavior James M. Eddy Texas A&M University Nutrition Myths #1 Decisions related to food choices are based on logic. Nutrition Myth #1 Family habits Ethnic background Religion Personal feelings Convenience Beliefs about foods Cost Nutrition labeling Advertising & Packaging Availability Social factors Personal likes and dislikes Nutrition Myth #2 Given appropriate information, people will make wise food selections. Examine factors that effect food selection Social support Environmental support Reasons Why We Eat Stimulation Handling Pleasure, relaxation Crutch: Tension release Craving: Psychological addiction Habit Nutrition Myth #3 The effects of poor diet are easily reversed. Heart disease Cancer Stroke Diabetes Anorexia/Bulimia Tooth decay Vitamin deficiencies Obesity ...
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