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Kimberly Frez Instructor: Malcolm Campbell English 1102 January 23 201! Topic Proposal: Nutrition Labels Introduction/Overview "he purpose o# my e$periment %ill be to sprea& a%areness o# ho% harm#ul the #oo&s %e are eating is to the human bo&y' (hen buying #oo&s little &o people actually loo) at the nutrition label' "he nutrition label is place& on the bo$ as an ai& an& it is suggeste& to ta)e a loo) at it' *nless researche& important in#ormation goes un)no%n an& a##ects the bo&y sooner rather than later' +ersonally sometimes I ,ust loo) at the nutrition label because I am bore& an& more than hal# the time I ha-e no i&ea %hat some o# the ingre&ients are they are not something you can go buy at your local grocery store' I belie-e that it is time to sprea& a%areness to the &angers o# the #oo&s %e eat %hich lea&s to the topic o# my pro,ect .(hy is it that #oo& companies allo% to$ic ingre&ients to be in the #oo&s %e consume/0 +eople %ho are trying to li-e a healthier li#estyle ten& to cut out certain things #rom their &iet in or&er to become healthier' 1ut there are many #oo&s that are still harming the bo&y an& it is not sho%n on nutrition labels' Foo&s such as #ish 2reos chips "3 &inners &onuts an& ca)e are ,ust some e$amples o# #oo&s that contain harm#ul a&&iti-es in them' In my Chemistry 120! lecture %ith 4r' Jones it %as state& that trans #ats are harm#ul to the bo&y' Foo&s that are consume& that contain trans #ats raise the le-el o# lo% &ensity lipoprotein 56467 %hich is harm#ul to the bo&y' "rans #ats contain the element platinum %hich %hen consume& &oes not

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lea-e the bo&y an& a##ects the bo&y8s normal #unction' 2n the F498s %ebsite by la% in the *nite& :tates i# one ser-ing o# a #oo& contains ';g or less o# trans #ats it is not nee&e& to be printe& on nutrition labels' "his la% is still en#orce& to&ay' 6a%s such as the one on trans #ats are un)no%n to the public an& little &o people )no% that they are consuming trans #ats although their #oo&s nutrition label may say other %ise' 9lthough many restaurants li)e Mc4onal&s ha-e &eci&e& to &o %ithout trans #ats still many #oo&s contain these #ats' In Cali#ornia go-ernor :ch%arzenegger completely banne& the use o# trans #ats' "his is an e$ample o# one o# the many issues the #oo&s %e consume ha-e' "hese issues attac) all &i##erent parts o# the bo&y such as important organs li)e the heart an& the brain' 1ecause such issues occur people are #in&ing out they &i& %rong in their &iet %hen it becomes too late' "he ma,ority o# the in#ormation I )no% %as learne& through my t%o lecture courses' In both courses only #e% to$ic ingre&ients li)e trans #ats an& mercury ha-e been co-ere& so #ar' 1y using my te$tboo)s an& %ebsites that contain statistics stories an& #acts I %ill be able to unco-er many other to$ic ingre&ients in our #oo&s that %e are una%are o#' In#ormation is on online such as the F498s %ebsite'

Initial Inquiry Question(s) (hy is it that #oo& companies allo% to$ic ingre&ients to be in the #oo&s %e consume/ Is there an alternati-e #or ma)ing healthier #oo&s/ (hy &i& 2reos &eci&e to ta)e out trans #ats #rom their coo)ies/ <o% much to$icity &oes it ta)e be#ore the human bo&y is greatly a##ecte&/ My Interest in t is Topic (hile in Chemistry an& 1iology lecture the e##ects o# health &ue to to$ic .ingre&ients0 in #oo&s has become an important issue that is highly stresse& in the me&ical #iel&' I learne& that

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elements such as platinum an& mercury ha-e been put in our #oo&s an& are harming the human bo&y' 6earning these things really &i& shoc) me an& I %as curious to learn more into the topic an& hope to #in& alternati-es to eating better' 9s a college stu&ent speci#ically a #reshman %ithout a car bro)e an& li-ing in #reshman housing I am -ery limite& to %hat I can eat' (hether it is because o# time or location I al%ays resort to eating #oo&s that are not the best #or me' <o% %ill consuming these #oo&s a##ect me in the long run/ (hy is it that no one has calle& attention to this issue i# it puts the li-es o# many at ris)/ Many people in the health care #iel& as %ell as those %ho pro&uce #oo&s )no% that these #oo&s harm the human bo&y but not many ha-e &one anything about the issue' It is important to be in#orme& about the coo)ies chips an& other #oo&s that %e eat' 1y in#orming others about the seriousness o# the topic I belie-e that people %ill be more precautious on %hat they consume or e-en start by ho% much they are consuming' (hat %e inta)e no% %ill a##ect our bo&ies later'

Ne!t "teps "o ans%er my =uestions one o# my greatest resources %ill be my Chemistry supplementary notes as %ell as my 1iology te$tboo)' :cienti#ic boo)s that co-er the topic o# elements an& #ats %ill ai& my research because I %ill then be able to put in#ormation together to &ra% a conclusion to the e##ects o# to$ic ingre&ients in our #oo&s' *sing the Internet %ill be another one o# my greatest tools i# not the best tool in researching in#ormation about my topic' 2nline -i&eos articles an& personal online stories %ill also ai& in &ra%ing a conclusion to my topic'