Food Habits

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Food Habits Assignment

The aim of this essay is to try and explain my food choices through three unique surveys that I have filled in, these being “Food and diet questionnaire”, “24hour recall questionnaire and a food variety survey”. These surveys will be affected by personal background which includes the following details:
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nationality: Australian
Postcode: 3125
Living arrangements: Share house with 3 housemates
Religion: Christian
Study Commitments: Full time university student
Cultural group: Anglo-Australian
Language spoken at home: English
Through these details I am going to explain why my own personal eating habits occur and ways I can work to improve them.

1/ I do my own shopping and cook my
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The food I would have to eat would be completely natural and because I would have to grow and look after all the food I wanted to eat. This would also mean my diet would be free of saturated fats, preservatives, additives artificial colours, artificial flavours and other food ingredients which are man made. This would take longer than a trip to the supermarket because I would have to wait until my food was grown before I was able to eat it. I would have to plan my growing schedule weeks in advance in order to allow me to have food for the coming weeks. I would also have to eat foods which I was able to grow in my climate and depending upon the season would also depend on some of the foods I was able to enjoy. I would also have to plan my meals much in advance to make sure I had to stock to prepare my meals.

11/ My eating habit changes depending on what time of the day I am attending university because I don’t have time to prepare food throughout my day while I am in class and therefore take food to class with me such muesli bars, chips, fruit, and muffins which I can store in my bag. I also have a different eating pattern on the weekends especially when I go out to restaurants or when I go out to nightclubs where I may have another meal in the middle of the night and also the amount of sugar I have increases due to the high content of sugar in the drinks I consume. My diet also changes depending upon the season. In summer I am more


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