Friday, November 21, 2014

Ten Nutrition Questions?

In my college years, I had a philosophy professor who gave a weekly assignment with the following instructions:
 
A.  Think of a topic (example:  Money)
B.  Type questions related to the topic.
C.  Typed questions must fill the entire 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.

The philosophy instructor's purpose for the assignment was to make us use our brains and think.  I found his assignment very helpful.  By writing only questions and no answers to the topic in question, I was able to think of my own answers based solely on my opinions and beliefs.

Since this is a blog post and not a 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of paper, I am going to slightly adjust my philosophy professor's assignment by condensing to only ten questions:

Ten Nutrition Questions

  1. If large companies did not have the ability to advertise food/nutrition products, would we then have the ability to make healthy food/nutrition choices?
  2. Are we really products of our environment?
  3. Can we retrain our brains into believing fruits and vegetables are the perfect fuel for our bodies and begin to crave healthy foods rather than high-fat, high-sugar convenience foods?
  4. If we take accountability for our health, will we then have the ability to make healthier choices because we value our lives and health?
  5. Is it possible to change our perception to view eating fruits and vegetables as being pleasurable?
  6. Has going under the knife to cure heart disease, obesity, and diabetes become more acceptable than preventing these serious health conditions by simply changing our diet?
  7. Given the fact that diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and high blood pressure cost our country $120 billion every year, how would our country be effected if we all made small changes to improve our daily diet.
  8. How would the economy be effected if water was the primary beverage Americans consumed?
  9. What consequences would result if the American diet was plant-based rather than animal-based?
  10. If we view our own health as being valuable, do we then perceive ourselves as being more valuable in society?

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next. -- Abraham Lincoln

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