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 Eating disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some psychologists also classify a syndrome called orthorexia as an eating disorder, or, more properly, "disordered eating" - the person is overly obsessed with the consumption of what they see as the 'right' foods for them (vegan, raw foods, etc), to the point that their nutrition and quality of life suffers.
Some eating problems, such as chronic overeating, are not always regarded as mental disorders, but as a lack of self-control, as the idea of "compulsion" suggests.
The eating may be too excessive (compulsive over-eating), too limited (restricting), may include normal eating punctuated with episodes of purging, may include cycles of binging and purging, or may encompass the ingesting of non-foods. /wiki/Eating_disorder   (944 words)

 Competitive eating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eating contests are often held as part of a county fair in the United States, and as such are very popular in some rural areas.
The culture of competitive eating is elucidated in the documentary film Crazy Legs Conti: Zen And The Art Of Competitive Eating, directed by Danielle Franco and Chris Kenneally.
Other eating contests can involve challenges to eat a very large food item, such as a giant pizza or a massive hamburger, in a relatively short amount of time. /wiki/Competitive_Banana_Eating   (944 words)

 Eating clubs (Princeton University) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Towards the end of the 19th century the eating clubs began to recruit new members as old ones left, and to lease or buy permanent facilities.
The five selective eating clubs pick new members in a process called "bicker." Unique to the eating clubs at Princeton University, bicker resembles fraternity rushing.
Eating clubs arose from dining societies, in which Princeton students gathered to take meals at a common table. /wiki/Eating_clubs   (944 words)

 Healthy eating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Healthy eating is the practice of making choices about what or how much one eats with the intention of improving or maintaining good health.
There is also near-unanimous agreement that hydrogenenated fats (aka trans fats) are not a healthy form of calories, and that consuming some types of fish and seafood (a source of omega-3 fatty acids) before meat and poultry may contribute to an individual's health and longevity.
Governments also put pressure on businesses to promote healthy food options, and regularly consider measures, such as banning the advertising of fast food, or taxing foods which are high in fat. /wiki/Healthy_eating   (932 words)

 United States Patent Application: 0030141309
At least one eating utensil, such as a spoon or other eating implement, is integrally formed as a portion of the packaging unit, and is preferably a surrounded with a line of weakness, allowing the eating utensil to be easily removed from the packaging unit.
While a separate package of eating utensils, such as a spoon, knife or spreading stick could be provided, it is desirable from a merchandising standpoint and from the standpoint of convenience to the consumer, that the utensil somehow be integrated with the food package.
Although the utensil has been described with reference to a generally flat sidewall, the utensil could be formed from a curved sidewall or corner of a cavity, so as to take on a rounded shape. /netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1="20030141309".PGNR.&OS=DN/20030141309&RS=DN/20030141309   (3786 words)

 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to oral history, in 1916, four immigrants had a Nathan's hot dog eating contest at the site of the first Nathan's Famous stand to settle an argument about who was the most patriotic, though it may have been a publicity stunt.
There are other hot dog contests but none are as famous or claim to have a long a history as the Nathan's hot dog eating contest.
The contest was not held in years 1939, 1940, and 1941 as a protest to World War II, and in 1971 as a protest to civil unrest. /wiki/Nathan's_Hot_Dog_Eating_Contest   (3786 words)

 The Great Banana Revolution - Should you peel bananas from the bottom up? By Steven E. Landsburg
Bananas are more bruised on their non stem end because they are shipped in bunches, joined tightly together at the stems, left to sit on their bottoms, as it were, and more free to bump up against the harsh realities of the world with their freer ends.
When we stock bananas at the market, or select them as consumers, we handle them from the top and plunk them down on their bottoms." The point being that if we all ate from the bottom, the bananas would be handled differently and the bruises would be on the top.
Unorthodox banana habits may be more common than is generally recognized. /?id=2067407   (3786 words)

 Jamaica Gleaner - Having our banana and eating it - Friday March 26, 2004
In other words, Jamaicans are eating a lot more bananas now than ever before.
Bananas still remains the safest fruit to eat and are a favourite among the health conscious set.
Small local banana growers who were responsible for about a half of export tonnage, faced with more stringent quality requirements and feeling unprepared for the competition from the more efficient Latin producers, opted out of the export trade. /gleaner/20040326/cleisure/cleisure4.html   (3786 words)

 Reforming the eating clubs,By John Kimble '02,Monday, Februrary 8, 1999
Instead of bickering or signing into a club, students interested would pay an eating club fee, perhaps the average cost of all the clubs, at the beginning of their junior and senior years, which could give them access to any eating club for any meal.
I’ve asked a number of my friends who are black why most of the black students eat and party way down at the end of the ‘Street’ at Stevenson and the Third World Center instead of at the eating clubs.
Clubs would also probably have to limit the number of people allowed to use their facilities for each meal to prevent everyone from trying to eat in one or two clubs, but they would still be encouraged to do more than simply cater to a small group of students. /Content/1999/02/08/edits/clubs.html   (3786 words)

 Loyola Univ. Health Sys. - Mental Health Disorders - Binge Eating Disorder
Binge eating disorder is an illness that resembles bulimia nervosa and is characterized by episodes of uncontrolled eating or bingeing.
Because eating disorders tend to run in families, and female relatives are the most often affected, genetic factors are believed to play a role in the disorders.
Binge eating disorder is found in about 2 to 5 percent of the general population, and is more often seen in women than men. /health/topics/mentalhealth/edbinge.htm   (859 words)

 Eating Disorders
Bulimia is characterized by habitual binge eating and purging.
There is also an increased incidence of psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, amongst kids and teens with eating disorders.
Frequently a child who develops an eating disorder has a low self-esteem and often the focus on weight is an attempt to regain a sense of control. /parent/emotions/feelings/eating_disorders.html   (1670 words)

 List of eating utensils - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of eating and serving utensils.
Fork A flat utensil, longer than wide, with several tines on the end used to stick into food, so it can be delivered to the mouth.
Nutcracker The most common form of this device is two slender rods of metal hooked together on a hinge; a nut is placed between the name implies...cracked by pressure from levering the two together. /wiki/List_of_eating_utensils   (190 words)

 Method and means of rinsing eating utensils - Patent 4776891
The rinse assembly of the present invention for eliminating spots on eating utensils is used in conjunction with a conventional dishwasher for washing and preliminarily rinsing the utensils.
The method for rinsing eating utensils so as to eliminate water spots therefrom commences by moving the utensils from the conventional dishwasher after they are washed and preliminarily rinsed therein to the adjacent rinse machine wherein they are finally rinsed with a quantity of high quality water heated to
The method of rinsing eating utensils comprises moving the utensils through a rinse station where they are finally rinsed with a heated quantity of high quality water having less than 275 ppm of total dissolved solids. /4776891.html   (2729 words)

 Western Eating Utensils
For eating soup, Germans are known for using spoons, Italians are known for using forks (presumably the fork assists in eating solid ingredients and the remaining liquid is drunk out of the bowl as it was in the Middle Ages).
The eating utensils we use and the ways we use them are the result of centuries of experimentation.
Most people eat with their hands off of slices of four-day old bread known as "trenchers." Only the wealthy use utensils -- and not so much because they are perceived to be necessary, as because they are impressive. /glossary/utensils.html   (973 words)

 Food and Eating: An Anthropological Perspective
Eating out was for travelers, in inns and taverns where the customers were served more or less what would have been on the domestic table anyway.
If the rituals of eating out have become less grand for the mass of people, it still retains its aura as an “event.” The grand aspects are retained in expeditions to restaurants offensively overpriced but ritzy (after the Polish- French founders of the greatest of the great establishments).
To be literate in the world of eating out — to be even ahead of the trends (knowing that fantastic little Portuguese bistro that no one has discovered) — is to demonstrate that one is on top of the complex cosmopolitan civilization of which eating out has come to be a metaphor. /publik/food_and_eating_9.html   (1627 words)

 Policies to Encourage Healthy Eating
Healthy eating patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth, and lifelong health and well-being.
Healthy eating is demonstrably linked to reduced risk for mortality and development of many chronic diseases as adults.
Nutrition education instructional activities shall stress the appealing aspects of healthy eating and be participatory, developmentally appropriate, and enjoyable. /HealthySchools/healthy_eating.html   (1971 words)

 Healthy eating - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because our ideas of what counts as " healthy " change, according to scientific advances in the field of nutrition, along with personal and cultural considerations, accepted standards of healthy eating differ from person to person, and throughout history.
Orthorexia nervosa - an obsession with healthy eating
A recent health campaign by the British government has attempted to impress the need to eat lots of fruit and vegetables using the slogan "5 a day". /wiki/Healthful_eating   (1971 words) - Page2 - Competitive eating a man-eat-dog world
Competitive eating is rooted in state fairs and food festivals, where eating contests were a natural connection to the main event.
Eating is even more fundamental: Who can eat the most to survive and in the quickest time when that mattered whether you survived.
There is a competitive eating federation and a world-wide circuit extensive enough that Shea says Kobayashi ate his way to $150,000 last year. /page2/s/caple/020703.html   (1488 words)

 Down the Hatch, Then What?
Thomas is increasingly dominating a fast-growing competitive eating circuit that is part sport, part entertainment and a lot of spectacle and hype.
Arnie Chapman of Oceanside, N.Y., who is head of the Association of Independent Competitive Eaters (, one of two main groups that organize and promote speed-eating events in the United States, acknowledges that in his events, well, vomiting happens.
Then there is the issue of regularly eating far too many calories to maintain a healthy weight. /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/26/AR2005112600041.html   (1650 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Binge eating
Binge eating is usually followed by self-induced vomiting and accompanied by feelings of guilt or depression.
Binge eating is an eating disorder characterized by eating more than needed to satisfy hunger.
A history of the eating patterns may be sought from one or more family members because the affected person may not acknowledge that they are binge eating. /medlineplus/ency/article/003265.htm   (518 words)

 A-Z of bananas
Cutters eat their bananas from plates, cutting the fruit into pieces and eating with a knife and fork - they tend to be highly organised control freaks.
Eccentrics are unpredictable, eating their bananas in a variety of different ways: breaking it into three, for example, or eating from the middle.
The 'proper' way to eat a banana is, according to Debrett's Guide to Etiquette and Modern Manners, with a knife and fork: 'The eating of fruit can be a social minefield for the uninitiated.Bananas must never be eaten monkey-style at the table. /print/0,9688,185614,00.html   (518 words)

 How To Eat a Banana
imagine what kind of effort you would have to exert if you had to all the steps yourself: plant the banana, harvest it, package it and transport it before you could even consider eating it
By paying attention as we eat the banana, we honor the energy and effort of the banana plant and all the people and equipment it took to bring the banana to us.
After arriving at its destination port, your banana spent anywhere from four to eight days in a ripening room, where temperature and humidity are carefully controlled and ethylene gas is used to speed up the ripening. /banana.html   (518 words)

 Banana benefits eating bananas and losing weight
Bananas are a great food for all round health benefits, for the average person, dieter or even athletes bananas may provide greater benefits than most fruits.
Bananas are not only a good source of B vitamins they also contain vitamin C, A and high levels of potassium.
The combination of carbohydrates and B vitamins present in a banana helps provide an energy boost which makes them great to eat 30 minutes before a workout, or even at breakfast to help boost energy at the start of every day. /banana-benefits-lose-weight.htm   (518 words)

 Washington Banana Museum
BANANA FACTOID: Bananas were introduced to the American public at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the same expo that introduced Alexander Graham Bell's telephone.
The Washington Banana Museum curator is Ann Mitchell Lovell.
Assembled by a longtime scholar of banana consciousness, it features a compendium of whimsical and serious representations of the #1-selling fruit in the United States.   (518 words)

 Princeton eating clubs under siege Nov 9, 2001
Eating clubs have about as much right to be exclusive as the fine state of New Jersey has to charge $6 to cross the George Washington Bridge.
While Ivy is far-and-away the most prestigious, snooty, and exclusive of the eating clubs, it isn't that tough to enjoy the privileges experienced by generations of Princetonians.
Though we had managed to procure one pass to the esteemed Ivy eating club, the remainder of the bumrushers were left out in the cold. /archive/xxxii/11.09.01/ae/p12.html   (518 words)

 Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs
The best way to ensure proper nutrition is by eating a variety of foods, including 3-5 servings of vegetables and 2-4 servings of fruit daily.
Also, studies indicate that eating a balanced meal (which combines carbohydrates, protein and fat) at breakfast discourages one from overeating at lunch.
It is important to realize that each time an individual eats, the body's temperature rises as metabolism increases in order to digest the food. /articles/20020801.html   (518 words)

 Eating Disorders, National Mental Health Information Center
Eating disorders often are long-term illnesses that may require long-term treatment.
Binge-eating disorder was recognized only recently as an eating disorder, and research is under way to study the effectiveness of different interventions (NIMH, 2002).
Research shows that more than 90 percent of those who have eating disorders are women between the ages of 12 and 25 (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 2003). /publications/allpubs/ken98-0047   (954 words)

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