Examine the high-risk nutritional behaviors associated with different cultures. Identify the historical perspectives, belief systems, and other factors associated with these high-risk nutritional behaviors for each culture. Write a 1,500-3,000 word paper on your findings in which you accomplish the following:
Summarize the high risk-nutritional behaviors practiced among 10 different cultures.
Discuss the historical perspectives and belief systems of these cultures that influence the high-risk nutritional behaviors.
Explore additional influencing factors on high-risk behaviors for each culture. These may include, but are not limited to (a) education, (b) family roles, (c) spiritual beliefs, (d) health care practices, and (e) drug and alcohol use.
This paper requires minimum of six outside resources in addition to the textbook, "Overweight and Obesity Among White, Black, and Mexican American Children: Implications for When to Intervene," by Long, Mareno, Shabo, and Wilson, from Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing (2012).
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High-risk nutritional behaviors are described in specific detail for each culture. Significant historical perspectives and belief systems are discussed for each culture. The discussion provides insight into high-risk nutritional behaviors for each culture.
Specific factors influencing high-risk behaviors are presented for each culture. A clear explanation of how the factors influence high-risk behavior in each culture is discussed. The discussion provides insight into high-risk behavior among different cultures.
Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive; contained within the thesis is the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas progress and relate to each other. Paragraph and transition construction guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless
Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English
All format elements are correct
n-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
Nutrition High Risk
Nutrition High Risk
The world keeps on evolving changing several aspects of our lives including food preferences and other nutritional practice. Previously, foods like red meat, milk, and eggs were readily available and could be consumed in large amounts without experiencing any health complication. Today doctors recommend fruits and grains with limited intake of certain foods like meat to minimize the risk of diseases. Many ethnic groups prefer eating their traditional food despite the risk involved. High-risk behavior is common among many ethnic groups who believe that they need to follow their tradition despite evidence proving that certain behaviors put them at higher risk of acquiring lifestyle diseases. For example, smoking is one of the traditional practices among several communities associated with high-risk behaviors (Hamilton, Palermo, & Green, 2015). African American culture promotes certain high-risk behavior owing to their sedentary lifestyle. Such beliefs impact negatively on individual health as they influence nutritional choices putting many individuals at risk. Ethnic communities engage in the unhealthy behaviors despite being aware of some of their negative consequences. African Americans have the highest rates of obesity. Their culture encourages certain lifestyle putting them at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Behavior like smoking is one of the acceptab...