This week we are learning about nutrition for physical activity and making healthy changes to our lifestyle to help support activity and the reduction of risk for developing chronic diseases as we age. To help us consider more about healthy habits, we will explore the term “food processing”.
Start off by answering the following: What is meant by the term “food processing”?
Next, check out this article for more information on what food processing means in a broader context: https://www.eatright.org/food/nutrition/nutrition-facts-and-food-labels/processed-foods-whats-ok-and-what-to-avoid. This article may help clear up some confusion on the topic as well: https://foodinsight.org/the-truth-about-processed-foods-winning-blog-post/.
Then continue to answer the following: Before looking at these articles and doing some additional research, what was your perception of a processed food? How has this changed over the course of the term and with this week’s reading? Are there healthy processed foods? Name 3 processed foods you have eaten this week and indicate if it was minimally or heavily processed. How do you know?
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