Macintyre et al found that the media have a major impact both on what people eat and also their attitudes to certain foods. However, researchers also state that many eating behaviours are limited by personal circumstances. Thus, people appear to learn from the media about healthy eating but must place this information within the broader context of their lives. Studies between parental modelling/social learning theory have been supported by Birch and Fisher in his study of mothers and daughters. They found that the best predictors of the daughters eating behaviour were the mothers dietary restraint and their perception of the risks of the daughters becoming overweight.
School lunch ladies need to give the kids the nutrients they need so they do not gain weight. We need to help break the habits of the children instead of encouraging them to eat junk food. Schools need to give the students healthy food for lunch because lunch is a big chunk of
Our bodies can only store and utilize so much sugar so we need to be aware if we are overloading our bodies with it. If our blood glucose levels begin to fall we will feel dizzy or lightheaded signaling that we need to eat to maintain this balance. It also important to recognize in my family’s case that eating too much sugar can also make us feel tired because our cells are not getting the proper nourishment from glucose. By using the knowledge I have learned from the importance of maintaining a good blood glucose balance I can teach myself, my mother, and my daughters on the importance of a proper
Therefore, the focus should be more on the diet of the child rather than exercising. It is very good to exercise daily, but in this case, laziness is not the main culprit in child obesity. All these variables that have been stated have consequences that lead to obesity amongst children. The psychological result of an obese child is lower self-esteem, a negative body image, and an overall unfavorable social health. A child who is dealing with overweight or obesity more than likely have bad experiences with other children
Unit 366 Understand and meet the nutritional requirements of individuals with dementia Outcome 2 1 Describe how mealtime cultures and environments can be a barrier to meeting the nutritional needs of an individual with dementia. Mealtime cultures such as having strict mealtimes and meal sizes, certain number of courses and in certain orders such as starter, main,dessert may not adhere to the needs of a person with dementia. Their tastes may have changed and may not wish to eat the meals set out for them in a particular traditional order. They may not wish to eat at the same time as everybody else or may wish to eat small amounts more often. By trying to stick to normal mealtime cultures, this can be a barrier to the nutritional needs
Often just knowing that we are thirsty as opposed to hungry will lead to a better choice being made in selecting drink over food. As cognitive function deteriorates in the dementia patient these decisions are obviously effected more so. In the extreme a dementia patient will not realise that they are dehydrated or that they are hungry and will go without food and drink for longer periods then perhaps is healthy unless they are prompted by their carers to receive nutrition This factor must also be balanced against the fact that older, sentient, people often need less food and drink then younger more active people and a good carer will also be conscious of this Dementia can effect the choices that a person makes on the type of food they want to eat. For example we have a lady called Joyce who prefers foods (and drinks) that are white. (She also prefers her chair to be white so you can see the level of dementia being dealt with here).
Food rarely is what it is. That is, aside from the nutrients it provides, food is a powerful analytical tool that serves to explain the various social, political, economic, environmental, and identity factors that exist around the cuisine and its consumption. Additionally, cuisines serve as a reflection of the changes that inevitably occur in the aforementioned areas. When a major change happens, especially a socio-economic one, food is certainly going to be affected. Therefore, what, when, and how one eats is not frivolous or by accident; rather, what one eats is a direct result of the environment he is in.
Discuss attitudes to food and/or eating behaviour There are many explanation of attitudes to food and eating behaviours many are supported by different research, many of them are outlined as clinical (having an eating disorder) sub-clinical (below having an eating disorder) and non-clinical (comfort eaters). The social learning theory is a main explanation to why we have certain attitudes towards food, which is mostly due to parental influence; this is because we observe our parents attitudes towards food and what they eat. Our parents at this age are in control of our diet by controlling our consumption of food within the house hold; in which we then become accustom to our parents diets, and their behaviour towards the purchasing of food products; therefore we are learning to eat the same way as our parents do. A study by Brown and Ogden found a constant correlation between parents and their children in terms of snack food intake, body dissatisfaction and eating motivations. However it isn’t just parents who play an important role in influencing our food habits the media is also a key influence.
Parents are the ultimate authority when it comes down to what their children eat. Of course they can’t all always see what their children eat, but if they teach them healthy eating habits they’re less likely to go for the wrong food choice. (junk food) “encourage these kinds of simple polices in the home, they might make some progress against the purveyors of fat food and cholesterol.” (Wientraub paragraph 6) Parents tell their children what to eat from birth they might as well teach them healthy eating habits. Exercise should be an essential part of life. Parents should teach their children good exercise habits as well.
Parents that don’t make enough money are living in areas that aren’t particularly safe, which leads to the children being scared to go outside and play. Education also contribute to the socioeconomic issue with obesity. Parents that have no sort of education don’t understand the proper nutritions that are in the foods and what are healthy food choices. Schools are suppose to help children lose weight and teaching them about nutrition. Many schools face a lot of budget cuts and the first programs to be cut