My Nutrition and Fitness Plan

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Organic Food Consumed by Woman

High education and money describe woman who buy organic food while being pregnant. Almost one in ten pregnant women consumes organic food regularly says Science Daily. A study done by MoBa shows that there was not a significant difference between those women who ate organic and those who did not. The women who ate organic food while pregnant tended to have the following trends as researched by MoBa

Ø “They were either in the group with more than 4 years of higher education, or in the group with under 12 years of education in total

Ø Most were either under 25 or over 40 years old

Ø There were many with low family incomes (below 300,000 Norwegian kroner per year)

Ø Many were students or had a partner who was a student

Ø They had normal or low weight (body mass index)

Ø They exercised frequently -- at least 3 times a week

Ø Overall, there were very few who were vegetarians (0.2 %), and a minority drank alcohol (11.6 %) or smoked (8.4 %) during pregnancy. However, the use of organic food is more widespread in these three groups.”

One out of 10 buy organic food, stated by MoBa. The research shows that we need to care less about who is buying the food but what is in the food

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mental Health Problems Increase at College

As the economy goes down so does mental health of college freshman, a recent article states. A recent survey shows that mental health for college students is the lowest it’s been since they started it 25 years ago.

This survey shows that men have a more positive view of their mental health than women do.

Article shows that womnn seek help more often than men do. Women also seem to feel more comfortable talking about their feeling than men do which could sway the actual amount of men that come forward, says Dr. Mark Reed when interviewed by Tamar Lewin with The New York Times.

Students have higher amounts of stress due to increased unemployment rates. Students not only have to worry about a bachelors but in order to even have a job should get a masters or Ph. D.

Linda Sax, a former director of the freshman study who used the data from the research to recognize the gender gaps said, “One aspect of it is how women and men spent their leisure time. Men tend to find more time for leisure and activities that relieve stress, like exercise and sports, while women tend to take on more responsibilities, like volunteer work and helping out with their family, that don’t relieve stress.”

Students need to find ways of dealing with the stress that comes from a decline in unemployment.

Monday, January 24, 2011

"The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids"

The “Healthy, Hunger Free Kids act of 2010” will cost more now but will save money in the future. This act will increase school reimbursement by six cents and will ensure healthier food options for children starting in kindergarten and continuing through their senior year. This comes at a time when obesity is literally expanding.

“The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 would commit an additional $4.5 billion to child-nutrition programs over the next 10 years and implement the most sweeping changes to those programs in decades, says Peter Eisler of USA today. a

At the urging of Michelle Obama, School cafeterias will also be encouraged to purchase food from local farms. This is an expansion of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

The bill also requires additional training and qualification requirements for cafeteria staff.

In addition, standards and regulations regarding children’s proof of income have been changed, in the hopes that more students will be eligible for free cafeteria lunches.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Blood Libel

“Blood Libel”

Religious rituals using children’s blood is a fable you don’t expect to hear in an address during the wake of the Tuscan tragedy. Palin, trying to stick up for her gun right views threw gas in a blazing fire. On the other hand others feel as if she was spot on with her comment. Yossi Gestetner, a public relations consultant to Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish community leaders in New York said “Even if she indeed meant it literally, she is right on!” This attention grabbing speech was not popular with the masses whom believe she is pulling attention to herself from the victims and their families during the wake of this tragic event.

Palin expressed who she doesn’t blame for the shooting while she states in her Facebook video “Not with all the citizens of a state, not with those who listen to talk radio, not with maps of swing districts used by both sides of the aisle, not with law-abiding citizens who respectfully exercise their First Amendment rights at campaign rallies, not with those who proudly voted in the last election.”

Palin has once again grabbed the limelight and offended many. I don’t expect this will be the last we hear something controversial from this Alaskan native.

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Chanelle Jepson