The essay should be two pages, which is approximately 500 to 600 words (pages are more important than word count). The paper must be typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman or similar font, one inch margins, 12 point type. Name, class, and date are to be in top left hand side, double-spaced. Insert your last name in the header, right justified, along with the page number
Many of us eat unconsciously, barely taking time to savor or enjoy the foods we put in our mouths. In addition, we eat foods that may taste good at the moment, but are harmful to our bodies in the long run. We also tend to eat while doing other tasks such as driving, watching television, playing video games, taking notes in class, or walking. We may know that some foods are not good for our bodies, but when we get hungry, we often want to get food as soon as possible.
Read this article from the New York Times on mindful eating: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dining/mindful-eating-as-food-for-thought.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all It is also posted on Moodle.
Choose three days in which you will try as hard as you can to eat no junk food/fast food. Be aware of the choices you make when you eat, and make an honest attempt to avoid the usual foods that you know are considered junk food. Part of this task is to define junk food and fast food. Don’t assume “everyone knows” what it is. If you do decide to consciously eat junk food, eat it mindfully, as the article describes.
Write an essay about your experience of avoiding junk/fast food, or eating it mindfully.
In preparing to write your essay, you may find it helpful to ask such questions as: What does this experience mean to me? How can my narrative of the experience be most effectively organized? What do I want to communicate to my audience with this writing?