Hello guys, How was your meals today? My previous 2 blogs was talking about how media shape our way of eating. Media could lead us to many many way as we can see both positive and negative. Last week I introduce you the way that trend make us fat this week I will introduce you how trend make us firm.
There many factors that influence your diet. We are going to focus on the impact social and cultural factors have on healthy eating. To fully understand the concept, let’s look at the basic nature of the human social environment.
Dietary habits and choices develop early. An infant’s eating habits are shaped by their parents in accordance with their view of what constitutes a healthy baby. Those views are shaped by society and can indirectly affect the nutrition the baby receives. Parents who follow a vegan diet, for example, are more likely to introduce vegan food to their children. Some people perceive a heavy baby as more healthy and feed accordingly to achieve such an outcome. Food can be used as a reward for good behavior; sometimes food is used to interrupt bad behavior.
Some research suggests that children pick up eating behaviors by observing the eating habits of others. Frankly, that sounds like the sort of common sense that didn’t need to be clarified with research. After all, children learn nearly everything by copying the behavior of others. As such, it’s important for parents to be a good role model and be careful with the way they encourage or discourage certain types of food. Parents who adopt a “do as I say, not as I do” philosophy or prohibit certain types of food may find themselves having to deal with unexpected consequences when a food’s “forbidden” status makes it more desirable.
How Society Influences Diet
Culture and society are essential in shaping a person’s diet. Unfortunately, as a society where cheap is good and fast is better, we’ve welcomed super-sized, low-cost fast food that has paved the way for a massive increase in the rate of obesity. In fact, the increased consumption of high calorie, low-nutrition food has spawned an obesity epidemic.Food has become our new national pastime and most social events are centered around food. For example, more than 20 million hot dogs are sold at Major League Baseball games every season. Over 60% of people who go to games say they cannot live without hot dogs during the game.
Perhaps no “food” has a bigger impact on society than alcohol. It has the potential to be the one consumable item that can be a common thread in social gatherings. While consuming alcohol in moderation may not have a major impact on your health, alcohol abuse can be very detrimental to your health.
Friends and family exert an influence over your eat habits. When people are together, they tend to eat more, or less, than when they’re alone (depending how much others eat). The type of food eaten in social situations can be different from the food eaten when a person is alone. One study, in particular, found, “Meals eaten with others contained more carbohydrate, fat, protein, and total calories.” Makes sense. After all, an appetizer is fun to share.
Health trends on social media sites
These days, health information is readily accessible everywhere on the web. But before you take any advice, remember to consider the source of your information.
From clinical healthcare to public health campaigns, the health industry is increasingly turning to social media to support, promote and increase the spread of information and data in order to improve both personal and community health practices. Social media has provided a space to share preventative information and enabled the creation of support structures to track personal health and build patient-to-patient support networks post-diagnosis. It is both responding to the needs of the health industry and creating numerous challenges that health professionals are required to keep up with — ranging from privacy issues related to social media sharing practices, to the potential for misinformation related to public health spreading quickly if health agencies aren’t ready to dispel rumours.
Social media has been responsible for relevant changes in both personal and community health, especially by making it easier for large numbers of people to rapidly share information. However, social media is a two-way street, and allows non-experts to share information just as rapidly as health agencies, if not more so. Managing misinformation during health crises is an important role that health agencies and other organizations have been forced to take on during events such as the 2014 Ebola crisis. Thus it is crucial that public health agencies and organizations are equipped before a crisis with strategies, educational material, messages and an appropriate staff or volunteer social media management plan to counter misinformation.
So we can see that media can be two-way road. I hope you guys have a nice meal. see ya