Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Blog 3: Preparing a Meal

Today I am preparing myself a meal from Frank’s Place, a cafeteria-style restaurant. I grab a tray and step into line. There are many choices but the Vietnamese jasmine rice stands out. I also choose some chicken dummies. Eating at Frank’s is nice because I do not have to cook. The downfall of it however is that I have a limited choice of what I can eat. If there is nothing on the menu I do not like, I am screwed. Thankfully I have not had that happen to me, yet.

After I grab my food I get a glass of water. Next I take my tray of food and sit down while watching SportsCenter. It is nice to sit down after a long day and relax. While I eat I normally think and watch people as they too get food and eat. This experience is much different than what I am accustom to at my home. Every night I would eat dinner with my family at the dinner table and now I constantly eat out, with new people every night.

Pollan’s claim that the American public accepts, “a flood of damaging innovations…such as low-fat processed food,” has legitimacy. I can see how many people are content eating processed foods. This comes from the American public not being informed of processed food. It can be confusing to which foods are the healthiest to eat and frankly some people just don’t care.

Tabita in her blog TABLOG, states it best when she makes up her own definition of “highly processed food” because she is unsure of the true definition. I too find myself unknowing of many of the foods I eat and make food choices based on what I think is the best for me. I think the public should be more informed and should be told of everything that is in the food we eat.

The meal of Vitnamese jasmine rice and chicken drummies good, it did not affect my opinion because I enjoyed my meal. I could make my own food but it is hard to prepare food in my dorm and if I would it would probably be worse for me then at Frank’s. However I try and eat food that is alive like salads or fruit as much as possible so I believe I am living a healthy life. And like Tabita make up my own definition of "highy processed food".

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