Food Lobbying Unit Outcomes assessed in this assignment: Assess the role of lobb
Food Lobbying Unit Outcomes assessed in this assignment: Assess the role of lobbying the meatpacking industry in food production and food choice. Explain the benefits of knowledge about the levels of nutritional status and Dietary Reference Intakes. Assess the influence of social and psychological factors on individual food habits. Evaluate the impact of familial influences on food choices. Identify how food misinformation impacts the health and well-being of vulnerable groups. Examine the role of federal legislation related to food labeling and claims of food improving health. Assess the role of lobbying in food production and food choice. Assess any changes in your personal profile. Identify the factors that determine food choices. Define and identify examples of exaggerated food claims. Course Outcome assessed in this assignment: HW320-2: Summarize the development and influence of farm and corporate food lobbies on governmental nutritional recommendations. Assignment Directions: In a 2-page (double-spaced) paper, please complete Part 1 and Part 2 of the assignment instructions below: Part 1: Lobbying Risks, Benefits, and Factions Write a summary of the development and influence of farm and corporate food lobbies on governmental nutritional recommendations. As part of your paper, provide at least 2 specific examples of how farm and corporate food lobbyists can impact nutrition guidelines. Describe which food industry faction (meat, sugar, etc....) you see as being the most influential with making changes or keeping the guidelines the same for consumers. Be sure to provide at least two credible references to support your claims. Part 2: Reflection In a 100-word reflection, please explain some ways (if any) that you might consider changing your eating habits because of food lobbying. Do you believe if more consumers were aware of large food industry lobbyists (meat, sugar, etc.) and their impacts on products sold, they might make changes to some of their eating habits? Submitting your work: Submit your assignment to the Dropbox. To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it. Make sure that you save a copy of your submitted work.

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