Presentation on theme: "Why Do We Care?. 1. How often do you eat or make decisions about food? 2. How many days a year would you like to feel healthy? 3. How long would you like."— Presentation transcript:
Why Do We Care?
1. How often do you eat or make decisions about food? 2. How many days a year would you like to feel healthy? 3. How long would you like to live?
Wellness is a lifestyle, a life-long process. Eat a well-balanced diet Get plenty of exercise Maintain proper weight Get enough sleep Limit exposure to contaminants Restrict intake of harmful substances.
Lifestyle diseases are the leading cause of death. The current generation is the first to have a shorter life expectancy than the generation before them.
Obesity Cancer Diabetes Heart Disease Stroke High Cholesterol Hypertension
Independence Save Money Healthier Options
Health Care (dietician, doctor/nurse, health educators ) Food Preparation (chef, restaurateur, food service, caterer, executive chef, research chef, product development,.) Agriculture (farmers) Business (Food retail, marketing, advertising, packaging, sales, distribution, storage, law) Government (Government initiatives, lobbyists, compliance)