The importance of nutritious food intake has been increasingly realized by health experts as they find the close links between good health and food nutrition. In spite of this, according to the relevant data information, Australia, a well-developed country still experiences a big challenge of providing healthy food access to the majority of community. Australia is experiencing a serious rate of case increase in obesity and it results the country being named one of the highest prevalence of overweight and obesity amongst developed countries. Without doubt, the country has getting used to an imbalanced and unhealthy food intake and the food consumption in itself will be an important health issue in Australia. The assignment will focus on the issue of promoting accessible and nutritious food in Australia, exploring several determinants which will influence it and some strategies or interventions that are related to the issue. Several things such as relevant health data in Australia and the relationship between the native’s food dietary intakes can be discussed for finding out the evidence of the significance of accessible and nutritious food in Australia. There are some continuously leading causes of death such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010). With the long-term consumption of fruits and vegetables which high nutrients can be found, the chance of getting diseases will be decreased. Therefore, it might be estimated that Australians do not consume as much as the ideal amount of fruits and vegetables. Based on a survey which has been done by Victorian Department of Human Services (2006, cited in Morgan 2009), exposed that there is only small number of population achieved the recommended daily intake levels of fruits and vegetables, with the statistics of 9.9% adults females and 5% adults males. Additionally, it is shown that about 62% of adults aged 18 years old and over among the populations was either overweight or obese in 2007-2008 in Australia. It will be a good evidence of proving that Australians are lacking of conscious in having a nutritious diet. Despite Australia as a well-developed country, food access is also a common issue in Australia. The insufficiency of food access is known as food insecurity, which Rosier (2011) explained it with whenever the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods of the ability to acquire acceptable food in socially acceptable ways is limited or uncertain. From a Victorian Population Health Survey in 2008, there is about 1 in 20 Victorians experience a shortage of food at least once in the past 12 months (South Australia Health, 2009). People who are facing the insufficient money problem for food feel stressed and helpless when they try to figure out the strategies of solving the problem of food insecurity (South Australia Health, 2009). When the survey and statistics of food access condition are analysed, it have given a clearer picture of people who experiences difficulties in accessing nutritious food. From this, a number of determinants which impacts on nutritious food access can be deduced. Wilkinson and Marmot (2003) stated that poor social and economic circumstances affect health throughout life. People with a low socio-economic background such as indigenous people, low-income earners, unemployed people and single parent households (Browne, Laurence & Thorpe 2009, as cited by Rosier 2011) are much likely to experience food insecurity at a higher rate compared with general populations. Due to the increasing prices of nutritious foods, they find it difficult to afford them. As a result, they do prefer consume fast foods which are more innutritious and high caloric intake to healthy foods. Based on a participant with low income from Victorian’s Goulburn Valley, he indicated that he could go down to Hungry Jacks and feed at least 5 kids for $20 whereas it would be cost him more to make a meal…
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Offering healthier alternative to traditional fast-food chains
Subway is a multinational fast food chain started in 1965 with annual sales of $6.5 million and more than 30,000 units worldwide. It started by offering healthier, fresh, custom-made sandwich which offered a healthier alternative to that of the traditional fast food chains such as Kentucky fried chicken, McDonald’s, Pizza…
Food security defines the basic necessities such as food as part of an individual’s well-being. These necessities are subject to change as they are dependent on cost, and socio-political factors. With daily disruption in the economical status of the market, food prices have been distorted accordingly. People at risk will be identified along with some of the key reasons as to why food insecurity is been experienced by New Zealanders. The overall control of food insecurity is governed by legislations…
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According to CDC, in the past thirty
years, childhood obesity has increased
more than doubled.
Evidence also shows that children do
not have enough sleep, which is linked
Schools do not provide sufficient
physical activities or healthier food for
The intake of food has grown greater
than caloric burn.
Kids now are more at risk for prediabetes or Type II diabetes, bone,
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Social problems always have and always will be a big issue in the world. “Poor nutrition, access to water, climate change, deforestation, lack of skills, insecurity, not enough food, not enough healthcare, pollution” (Porter, 2013) are just to name a few. This proposal will be used to provide researched evidence on a chosen social issue and define a business idea to help reduce this issue. It will explore Child Poverty in New Zealand, how the capitalism government system has an effect on this and…
A recent report by the French Agency for Food Safety (AFSSA) has suggested that organic foods are more nutritious just a month after a UK report argued there was currently little evidence to indicate that organic food had additional health benefits compared to conventionally produced food.
The major points of The French Agency for Food Safety study are:
1. Organic plant products contain more dry matter (more nutrient dense)
2. Organic plant products have higher levels of minerals
3. Organic plant…
timeline for mothers is as follows from the moment they discover they are pregnant they can sign up for the WIC program until each child reaches the age of 5. The WIC program offers a variety of different foods that parents are able to get each week. The program gives them certain nutritious foods each month in the form of a check to ensure a healthy baby weight at delivery. There are also specific guidelines now for mothers of addiction. In the State of North Carolina there are set laws now that protect…
things is called I Share Network. The I Share Network is Harvey’s Group’s Compliance and Ethics online reporting tool. It provides a mechanism to report issues and concerns and it follows up on previously submitted reports. These reports may remain anonymous if they choose to do so. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and receives reports in languages spoken by associates around the world. This group is committed to protecting associates from retaliation when they raise alleged violations…
in our own backyard it’s even worse. Here in the richest country in the world we see 1 in 6 people go without enough food. (Feeding America, 2012)
Even worse than not having enough food, many Americans go without easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In December 2010, over 8% of all American households had difficulty accessing affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. (Food Research and Action Center, 2011) While this is nearly 3% less than numbers posted in 2008, America is still a long way…
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Most Americans are aware that a nutritious diet that is low in fat will lead to a longer and healthier life. The federal government has developed dietary guidelines, to help Americans achieve this goal. The guidelines describe which foods Americans should eat to stay healthy.
Federal Dietary Guidelines
When federal dietary guidelines were first introduced in 1980, some people questioned…