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The other side of Hyvee

In # 3: Organic foods - up close and personal by Jade1 Comment

I needed to go grocery shopping and I thought it would be a perfect time to do this assignment. I went to Hyvee and I usually don’t buy anything or even go near the organic section, but I did during this trip. I am actually very familiar with the Hyvee organic section, a family member had a big organic phase where that was all she ate so we visited a lot, so this trip wasn’t my first. The organic sections are very natural feeling. They are all wood and outdoors-ish, which is smart on Hyvee’s part. It creates a sort of feeling you would associate with eating organic foods. It’s a neat area, but definitely not cool enough to make me want to spend more for the same exact product. This particular Hyvee has a very large organic section, the one back home is smaller but I am sure that they are all growing considering the hype associated with organic foods. The shelves were nice and organized, partially because not as many people visit that area of the store, so …

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Obesity in America

In # 2: Junk Food Dissuasion by Jade0 Comments

My first course of action would be to target the big fast food industries. In an ideal situation, I would simply make menus healthier. The grease, carbs, and sugar are horrible for one’s body, and with the low prices that they offer it makes it so easy to eat more than you need. Wraps rather than burgers, veggies/fruits rather than fries. If they’re not serving the wrong types of foods, people can’t be tempted to buy them. Getting rid of the indulgent burgers and fries and chicken nuggets would cause many different situations. If one was in a true hurry, they would order something from the now healthier menu. If one really was craving an indulgent item they could make it at home, therefore making it healthier. Or one would eat at a sit down restaurant and eat a somewhat healthier version of what the fast food restaurant would have served them. Mcdonalds, Wendy’s, and Burger King would make money no matter what they were serving as long as they were all serving the same, healthy options. If restaurants for …

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My Life through Food

In # 1: You are what you eat by Jade4 Comments

Food has been a large part of my life ever since I was a little kid. My step-dad loved cooking and he introduced his love for food to me at a young age. He watched the food network and public television cooking shows all the time, literally it was all that was ever on TV if he was around. I’m sure I despised them at first but before I knew it they grew on me. Ever since the food network is all I watch. He also cooked all the time. He had an immense amount of cookbooks and had any recipes of his own. Being surrounded by cooking and food is what peaked my interest and it obviously did a pretty great job considering I am currently majoring in food science. Aside from watching food shows and cooking, I also love to eat. I’ve been skinny my entire life, in fact people used to actually think I had an eating disorder. The truth was that I just had an incredibly high metabolism from my dad, and on top of that …