Diet and Obesity

1)The rate of obesity in America is steadily increasing along with the incidence of adult-onset diabetes. What role does family, lifestyle, and psychological issues play in obesity? What health-related risk factors increase with obesity? Keeping these factors in mind, how would you address the issues of health and wellness with an obese family member or friend?

2) What does it mean to have a balanced diet? What actions would you suggest be taken to improve the quality of the average U.S. diet?

3)How does the role of food choice and eating relate to the six dimensions of wellness? Use examples for each dimension to explain.