Enviromental Factors Affecting Food Intake

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Environmental Factor Affecting the Food Intake
Alejandra Herrera
Hodges University

Professor Batiato
HSA 4202
April 15, 2013

Table of Contents
Abstract ………………………………………………………………………………………… Chapter One
Introduction …………………………………………………………………………………….. Problem Statement ……………………………………………………………………… Problem Background …………………………………………………………………… Purpose of the Study ………………………………………………………………….. Research Questions …………………………………………………………………….. Limitations/Delimitations ……………………………………………………………… Definitions ……………………………………………………………………………… Importance of the Study ………………………………………………………………… Chapter Two

Review of the Literature ………………………………………………………………………… Introduction ……………………………………………………………………………… Chapter Three
Methodology ………………………………………….………………………………………….. Research Design ………………………………………………………………………… Sample ……………………………………………………………………………………. Instrumentation ………………………………………………………………………….. Chapter Four
Findings …………………………………………………………………………………………… Restatement of the Purpose ……………………………………………………………… Demographic Information ……………………………………………………………… Evaluation of Results …………………………………………………………………….. Chapter Five

Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations .……………………………………………….. Summary ………………………………………………………………………………… Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………. Recommendations ……………………………………………………………………… References …………………………………………………………………………………………. Appendix (Post Your Survey, No Raw Data, Tables Or Graphs)

Abstract

Environmental Factor Affecting the Increases of Food Intake
Chapter One
Introduction
Problem Statement 1
The problem is that people is getting fatter, and the reason why is because we are all eating more than older generations did back in the day. It is not because the sources were not there. In fact, many studies have documented numerous hypotheses, each one supported by experiential evidences, have wanted to explain the increase of food intake in our population. Also, they presented two factors affecting this energy balance process which are environmental and biological factors. For this research paper, the focus is on the environmental factors affecting the increases of food intake; the problem is that environmental factors affect people’s intake of foods in a negative way by increasing the risk of overweight.

Problem Background- 3-5

Purpose of the Study 3-5

Research Questions
The present research wants to explore the environmental factor affecting the energy intake on individuals, and to do so it attempts to answer the following questions: (1) what are the important considerations that individuals will have when deciding what foods to purchase? (2) Are there any factors that will affect individuals’ behavior towards food with high content of fat and carbohydrates rather than eating healthier choices such as fruits and vegetables? (3) Do individuals have the intention to eat fresh fruits and vegetables rather than towards food with high content of fat and carbohydrates? (4) Do individuals have any other purposes when eating food or giving foods to others rather than nutritional needs?

Limitations/Delimitations 2-3
Limitations-
Delimitations-
Definitions
Dieting- “voluntary caloric reduction” (Levitsky & Pacanowski, 2011, p. 128). Environmental Issues- refers to the inconsistent exposure to quality of foods and physical activity which is can be harmful environmental condition experienced differently by individuals depending on income, sex, and racial /ethnicity (Wendell et al., 2006). Environmental such as low densities, poor streets connectivity and the lack of sidewalks are associated with decreased physical activity and an increased risk of being overweight (Lopez, & Hynes, 2006). Free Will- “Free will means that we are ‘free’ to choose what food and how much to eat” (Levitsky & Pacanowski, 2011, p. 126). Normal Portion- “How much is a ‘normal’ portion size is established by subtle environmental information acquired by advertisements, food products, and...
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