Worksheet 18-1: Case Study—Assessment of the Nutritional Status of the Elderly John, 78 years old, is a sometimes homeless veteran. He is missing many teeth from years of no dental care. John receives a monthly retirement check but he has great difficulty meeting his monthly bills, let alone buying enough food, and this has caused many evictions. When he can afford them, John has his prescriptions filled for a diuretic (for high blood pressure) and a statin (for high cholesterol). John isn’t sure what his current weight is, but he has had to tighten his belt to the last notch over the past eight months.
David starts by teasing these overweight individuals that are bring a lawsuit against McDonalds, but then later admits that he used to be overweight as a child and was able to change his life around. He made a point to show health concerns with being obese and eating fast food regularly, such as type two diabetes which has risen about twenty-five percent since 1994. This raise in diabetes also requires much funding for the United States to spend to try to find a cure. David explains how there is very few alternatives for the youth of America because those health alternatives are more expensive and harder to find. False advertising is also another unpleasant practice that fast food companies use to lure in costumers.
Personal Responsibility This article is titled “Don’t Blame the Eater” and is written by David Zinczenko. He writes about how the fast food industry takes advantage of the younger generations because of their ignorance and their lack of parental supervision. He talks about how he can sympathize with the fat people who are suing the fast food industries because he himself was obese as a child. He writes “By the age of 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenaged tallow on my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame.” He blames the fast food industry for the weight he obtained while he was young complaining about the lack of choices he had. He argues that kids, especially teenagers, have no other alternative claiming
Going to fast food restaurants to prove his theory about how horrible fast food restaurants are for the human body. After going to a few restaurants David found that many employees at the establishments asked him "Would you like to super size that?". The super size option available is excessive amounts of food and drinks that people do not need in a single sitting for their breakfast, lunch, or dinner regardless of the circumstances. Zinczenko had a diet consisting a lot of the time fast food as a young child growing up and claimed that "by age 15, I had packed 212 pounds of torpid teenage tallow onto my once lanky 5-foot-10 frame." Sadly many Americans these days depend on fast food throughout their daily lives whether it is between not knowing how to cook, its fast easy
For instance, losing energy, feeling sick, might faint. People usually lie to their body every day by eating stuff that they are not supposed to do is because they do not know what they are really eating. Some people do not really care what they are eating as long it’s delicious, they would accept it. As matter fact, people worry more about their daily task than eating appropriately. In his article,” In defense of food “: Michael Pollen established “what is food” and why do American’s eat nonfood in such large quantities?” Definitely, I’m agree about food labels do provide enough information for consumers to make an informed choice about what to feed their bodies.
He has Peripheral Vascular Disease and Edema in the bilateral lower legs and wears compression stockings throughout the day and most of the night. He sees a psychologist every other Wednesday because he has some depression and admits that his therapy sessions are beneficial and helps him cope with stressors in his life. He is very active with his family and doesn’t have any friends but he
He said he did not feel well and his knee was hurting really bad. I looked at his knee it was swollen. Offered to take him to the hospital but he refused and said he will take some Tylenol and he should be fine. Later that day I received a call from my older son saying that his dad wanted him to call me so I
If I didn’t have my license my life would be very different. To get your license before your 18 you need to take a class, pass the written test, go behind the wheel, and finally take your driving test. Before taking the driving class, I learned to drive from my dad. Learning to drive from my dad was one of the most annoying task I had to do in my life. He would tell me every little mistake I made and was as obnoxious as a mosquito constantly annoying me.
I then joined my college Rugby team in hopes of getting into shape, however it turned even worse I gained more weight because the position I played required a lot of weight. Plus I had a lot of bad food habits; my average meals were usually very unhealthy. I spent a lot of time in junk food shops and also consumed alcohol when I was with my friends. I had other disruptive habits such us breaking rest and I was also an overweight couch potato. This made my parents worry a lot about my health and most of the time I sad, depressed and lacked confidence.
This is why vegans usually tend to look very slim and frail. Numerous studies have shown that poor meal planning is a big cause of nutritional deficiencies in vegans (Medicine Net). It is an everyday struggle for a vegan to plan their meals so that they can at least get a sufficient amount of these important nutrients. On the other hand, vegetarians do not have to worry about this problem almost at all. A big reason of this is because a vegetarian can consume dairy products.