Persuasive Speech Eating Healthy with a College Lifestyle

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Specific Purpose: To inform the audience how to make nutritious eating choices when you’re strapped for time and on the move.
Central Idea: Packing a lunch, choosing a restaurant and meal wisely, and keeping nutritious snacks available can all provide for nutritious eating habits even with an on-the-go college lifestyle.
Introduction:
I. The average college student is often pressed for time.
A. As a student are you typically under a lot of stress?
B. Do you often find yourself eating on the go?
II. I myself am a college student and find it difficult to avoid bad habits like skipping meals or frequently visiting fast food restaurants.
III. But eating a healthy diet can help you feel better, cope with stress, and perform better in the classroom and on the athletic field. It really isn’t that hard to get started.
IV. Packing a lunch, choosing a restaurant and meal wisely, and keeping nutritious snacks available can all provide for nutritious eating habits even with an on-the-go college lifestyle.

(Transition: Let’s start by looking at packing your own lunch.)

Body:
I. Packing or preparing a lunch can really be a great way to start eating healthier.
A. You have healthier options to choose from than you would eating out.
B. As explained in the article "Coffee, Lunch Spending Tops Tax Refunds" packing a lunch is usually less expensive than eating out. The average spent on lunch alone is $37 a week, or $2,000 a year.
C. Many convenient options available so you don’t have to have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich everyday.
1. If you love sandwiches, use a variety of whole-grain breads, pitas, and wraps.
2. Extra food from dinner make great leftovers to bring for lunch, expert Connie Diekman, RD, president of the American Dietetic Association suggests “Leftovers are the perfect food to pack and take for lunch because you can control the portions and calories in the meal to ensure it will be nutritious, filling and



Bibliography: David, Zinczenko. Eat This Not That! Restaurant Survival Guide. Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2010. Print. Kim, Susanna. "Coffee, Lunch Spending Tops Tax Refunds." ABC News. ABC News Network, 23 Jan. 2012. Web. 07 Jan. 2013. "How Much Sugar Is in One Can of Soda?" How Much Sugar Is in One Can of Soda? N.p., n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2013. Mercola, Joseph. "The Five Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat." Mercola.com. N.p., 18 Oct. 2003. Web. 07 Jan. 2013 Adams, Mike. "Five Appetite Control Foods That Suppress Cravings without Adding Calories." Five Appetite Control Foods That Suppress Cravings without Adding Calories. Natural News Network, 20 Jan. 2005. Web. 07 Jan. 2013.

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