Food for Energy


To start this week’s Discussion, review the information found at the website below and address the following questions:

Choose MyPlate. (n.d.). Retrieved December 15, 2016, from

  1. Why do different people require different amounts of food and therefore energy? Identify the daily recommended caloric intake for your age and sex.
  2. Calories are simply a form of measurement. Choose your favorite food and provide the caloric information for 1 serving. Then provide an example of the amount of an activity needed to burn off that much energy.
  3. What food groups are necessary for a balanced meal? How do your measure a portion?
  4. Culture, personal experience and the environment impact human health. Provide an example of how children or adults make food choices unrelated to their body’s needs?
  5. Childhood obesity is an increasing problem in the United States. Propose a way to educate children about food choices and how food can impact their health.

Use this reference when referring to your text:

Trefil, J., & Hazen, R.M. (2016). The sciences: An integrated approach. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.