ORGANIC FOODS PART 1
Organic foods were once found only in specialty grocery stores, but they are now widely available in specialty and conventional grocery stores alike. In fact, the organic food market, which was at $1 billion in 1990, has grown to a staggering $286 billion market in 2010 (Organic Trade Association, 2011).
Clearly the popularity of organic foods has skyrocketed over the past few decades, but the debate remains as to whether organic foods are worth the often-higher price in comparison with conventional foods. With this in mind, along with outside research, answer the following questions.
What does the label of “organic” mean? What types of foods can be produced organically? Do organic foods carry any special risks for interactions with medications?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of consuming organic food? Is organic food healthier than conventional food? Why or why not?
Do you choose to purchase and consume organic food? Why or why not?
If organic food was not more expensive than conventional food, would you choose to consume it in lieu of conventional food?
Organic Trade Association. (2011). Industry Statistics and Projected Growth.
Retrieved from http://www.ota.com/organic/mt/business.html
To support your work, use your course and text readings and use outside sources. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.
Part 2 Task 1:
Choose from one of the following stages: pregnancy, infancy and childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age.
List the specific nutrition issues affecting individuals in your selected stage.
Choose a disease or medical condition that could possibly, or commonly, affect your individual. This could be anything ranging from diabetes to cirrhosis.
Using the ABCDs of nutritional assessment, create a case study based on an actual client or patient. You can also make one up. Include the following in your case study:
Anthropometrics, relevant biochemical tests, clinical assessment, and dietary intake analysis.
Be sure to include a list of common medications that may be used to treat your patient’s condition and identify potential herb/nutrient/drug interactions that may be relevant.
Identify your client’s cultural background and give clues as to their socioeconomic status and psychosocial variables. For example, your patient may be a senior living alone on a fixed income or might be living in a nursing facility with reputed staff.
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