Introduction to the Science of Food

Introduction to the Science of Food - III. Consequences...

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01/23/08 The Introduction to the Science of Food I. Food Choices Personal Preferences Habit Ethnic Heritage/Tradition Social Interactions Availability, Convenience, Economy Positive/Negative Association Emotional Comfort Physical Appearance Nutritional Value II. United States Food Consumption Amount spent or consumed in a typical day - $134 million to eat out o $16 million spent at McDonald’s - 25 million hot dogs eaten - 534 million Cokes consumed - $10.4 million on potato chips - $3 million on beer and wine - 101 million people go on a diet o $16.4 million on vitamin supplementation
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Unformatted text preview: III. Consequences Which is best?-Pay now (Prevention) or pay later (Treatment)? Disease statistics-Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States o Now commonly seen younger and younger-Cancer (#2 killer)-Stroke (#3 killer)-Diabetes (#4 killer) IV.The Importance of Breakfast On average, 55% of Americans reported eating breakfast Poor mental alertness, learning ability affected by lack of breakfast Breakfast consumption habits have been linked to body weight-Breakfast skippers are more likely to weigh more...
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