Nutritional Education as an Indicative Element of Lifestyle

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DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.46015    1,766 Downloads   2,442 Views  


This is a theoretical analysis that aims to disassemble the connection between nutritional education and lifestyle. Literature used in this theoretical analysis is various reports of the World Health Organization and different national and international sources. Nutritional education can be defined as any combination of teaching methods designed to facilitate the adoption of voluntary food choices and other types of food with the addition that this includes appropriate behavior meals that are important for the health and welfare of the individual, community or even a certain population. Social influences on food intake refer to the impact that one or more persons have on the eating behavior of others, either direct or indirect, either conscious or subconscious. Even when eating alone, food choice is influenced by social factors because attitudes and habits develop through the interaction with others. As the need for nutrition education, change is the most important. Food preferences pose a problem with the people in the selection of food. Most people do not have conditions to ensure healthy food which suits meal-times. Some others see nutritious instructions as boring, unpleasant and inappropriate. Lack of time, often does not to dedicate relevance of food choices, especially among the educated young people. Practical aspects such as cost, preparation and poor availability of time due to work are common barriers to the recommended changes. Lack of knowledge about the importance of healthy eating is not perceived by consumers as the main barrier to changing diets, although it is quite important.

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Voca-Mulaj, E. and Borincaj-Cruss, I. (2016) Nutritional Education as an Indicative Element of Lifestyle. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4, 139-144. doi: 10.4236/jss.2016.46015.

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