food diet nutrition research topics

1. A Brief History of Tea.

Desc: This paper explores the history of tea as an established economic commodity. Tea, which has long been the most popular and widely- accessible form of beverage in human society, is found throughout the world in many different forms and has a long tradition of being connected to both cultural rituals and the economic development of countries. This paper examines the most notable uses of tea that have occurred, with a concentration on the use of tea from the Wadmalaw Island plantation in the United States. 5 pgs. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

2. A Growing Concern: A Brief Consideration of Childhood Obesity

Desc: This 5-page undergraduate paper examines childhood obesity, outlining the causes, prevalence, and possible solutions to the problem. Childhood obesity has been growing significantly since the 1970s, and has been linked to health issues as diverse as depression, high blood pressure, increased risk of serious disease, shortened life expectancy, and high cholesterol levels. Studies have suggested a number of causes for childhood obesity, including parental weight, socioeconomic status, home environment, sedentary lifestyle, and improper food choices, to name just a few. Researchers disagree even more significantly on possible prevention programs. Some suggest school programs, while other suggest parental education. Increased safety of neighbourhoods and even smoking and alcohol-prevention programs have also been cited as important tools to be used in combatting childhood obesity. This essay concludes that the lack of consensus among researchers suggests that obesity is a much larger problem that one may initially think, and that more research is needed to effective deal with the issue.

3. A Small Research Study into Low Caloric and Low Vitamin and Mineral Intake Among the Elderly

Desc: This 8-page graduate essay considers the reasons behind low vitamin and mineral intake among the elderly. Broadly, the study outlined here aimed to consider the correlation between three factors and low caloric intake among the elderly. That is, this study firstly looked at the correlation between conceptions of nutrition and caloric and vitamin intake. Secondly, this study looked at environmental factors and caloric and vitamin intake. Finally, this study examined the link between factors of choice - such as mobility, economics, and medical necessity - as factors affecting low calorie and nutrient intake among the elderly. The findings of the study suggest that environment and, most of all, support systems, create the most important conditions for adequate caloric and vitamin intakes. The paper suggests that closer monitoring of support systems for the elderly and closer monitoring of environments in which the elderly reside can help the elderly consume more calories and thus higher amounts of vitamins and minerals.

4. American Regional Cooking: Cajun Culinary Arts in Louisiana, USA.

Desc: This paper will focus on Cajun cooking, and how this style of culinary art was developed in the state of Alabama. By understanding this exotic forms of spice-based cooking, we can see its many forms in the culinary approaches that are made for it.

5. Analysis of an Argument: People and Their Diets.

Desc: This paper analyses the merits of an argument. The argument to be analyzed deals with the supposed decrease in concern about the health value of what they are eating among today's citizenry and how evidence of this decrease can be seen in the degrees of economic prosperity in health food stores as compared to steak houses and other fatty fare establishments. This paper will determine how valid the conclusion of the argument seems, based on the supporting evidence given.

6. Are We What We Eat Or Do We Eat What We Are

Desc: This six-page paper is a discussion about why we choose the foods that we eat. The writer touches on color, texture, our senses and flavor among other factors in how we choose our foods to eat. There were no sources used to complete this paper. 6 pgs. Bibliography lists 1 source.

7. Assessing Eating Habits of the Elderly

Desc: This 5-page graduate paper examines eating habits of the elderly by outlining a study, which includes a one page introduction and review of literature, a one page description of accurate data collection, a one page data report, a one page report format, and a one page conclusion and results discussion. This paper outlines a study which surveys, interviews, and develops the eating menus of a sample group of individuals 60 years of age or older. The study aims to uncover the factors behind poor eating habits among the elderly. Results suggest that most of the participants do have poor eating habits, with men seeming more vulnerable to nutrient-poor foods and excess eating, and women seeming more prone to inadequate nutrition intake. In both cases, illness seems a leading cause of poor nutrition habits, especially as it leads to a poor sense of well-being and decreased mobility. Education and budget seem to have a less important impact on dietary habits among the elderly, as most participants of the study seemed secure in their food resources and seemed to have a good grasp of basic nutritional concepts such as food groups and the importance of food variety, even if their food choices showed little inclination to apply this knowledge.