Daily Archives: December 7, 2018

Glossary Builder #3

According to the Federal Trade Commision, debt does not go away when the debtor dies (Debts and Deceased, 2011). When a person passes away all of their assets and liabilities go into the person’s “estate.” Essentially, the estate is liquidated and any money within the estate is to pay-off the person’s debt. If there is not even money in the estate to pay off the debts, the debts will go unpaid; unless there is a living co-signer or spouse (Debts and Deceased, 2011).

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (NLEA) established labeling regulation on food packaging to require the Nutrition Facts label (Martinez, 2013). In an effort to lure consumers to purchase its products, companies will add voluntary health and nutrition related (HNR) claims on their products. These claims include “low fat,” “no sodium,” etc., (Martinez, 2013). This type of labelling is in hopes that consumers will buy the product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is in charge of determining what HNR’s can be used.

  • Estate: all the money and property owned by a particular person, especially at death (Oxford Dictionaries).
  • Debt: a sum of money that is owed or due (Oxford Dictionaries).
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): an administration responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products the emit radiation (Usa.gov, 2018).

Debts and Deceased Relatives. (2011). Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0081-debts-and-deceased-relatives

Martinez, S. ( 2013). Obesity and Other Health Concerns Lead Food Companies to Step Up Health and Nutrient Claims. USDA. https://consuminghealthmatters.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/healthconcernsleadtolabelclaims.pdf

Oxford Dictionaries. (2018). https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/

Usa.gov. (2018). Food and Drug Administration. https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/food-and-drug-administration

Food Prompt 2

The article Why “Everything in Moderation” Doesn’t Work is a great article for explaining why moderation isn’t always a good thing. I definitely see myself as part of the group who attempts to eat in moderation, at times, my menu looks the same as the one listed in the article. This article opened my eyes to exactly what moderation should be. I fall under the category of thinking, “since it has been a week since I had a donut, I can indulge on something else now.” But, as the article puts it, having any type of junk food once a day isn’t considered moderation, it is considered a lifestyle (Ross, 2015). I never thought of it like that. I just figured that if I cut back on my sugar intake then I would be consuming it in moderation.

I would assume that I am at an increased risk for chronic, diet-related disease because I do enjoy sugar; probably too much. The article mentions that even if you eat healthfully most of the day, but have a treat each day, that your body is creating an imbalance (Ross, 2015). This imbalance leads to over-indulgence many times. The over-indulgence can lead to a lifestyle of overeating. My take-away from this article is that eating a piece of junk food everyday is not healthful and eventually it will lead to long term diet-related illness. The best method is to cut out junk food completely and never indulge in it.

Ross, J. ( 2015). Why “Everything in Moderation” Doesn’t Work. Greatist. https://greatist.com/eat/everything-in-moderation-doesnt-work