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BLOG 3: FAMILY DYNAMICS CHANGING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

BLOG 3: FAMILY DYNAMICS CHANGING IN 21ST CENTURY

Posted Nov 15, 2017 at 12:01 AM

This is the third in a series about 21st century families.

Q: What are the changes in 21st century families?

A: The information in this article is from the New York Times. The Times article is titled “The Changing American Family.” Researchers who study the evolution of the family are astonished at how fast the family has changed, often surpassing the predictions of these same researchers.

Andrew J. Cherlin, professor of public policy at Johns Hopkins University, states we now have complex families on a scale never seen before. However, Cherlin believes society and families still are undergoing changes and will continue to experience rapid changes. (…)

READ MORE ABOUT THIS INTERESTING ARTICLE THAT SHOWS A RESEARCH ABOUT THE CHANGES IN THE FAMILIES IN THE US SOCIETY .  CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

https://www.hdnews.net/lifestyle/20171115/family-dynamics-changing-in-21st-century

THEN, ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

1 Do you think society has changed in the way it views the family or whether it considers strong family ties important? Explain your answer. 2 Do you think only children have different personalities than kids with siblings? Give an example. 3 Would you like for stay-at-home dads to become more common in the future? Why? Or Why not? 

WRITE YOUR COMMENTS AND PARTICIPATE!

 

Blog 2: Early Flight Past Exhibition – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Blog 2:  Early Flight,  Past Exhibition – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Early Flight has closed as part of the Museum’s renovation. Learn more about the project to transform the National Air and Space Museum.

Details about the closed exhibition, as well as the original exhibition description, can be found below.

Celebrate the first decade of flight in the fictitious Smithsonian Aeronautical Exposition of 1913.

Early Flight celebrates the first decade of flight by evoking the atmosphere of an aviation exhibition from that period: the fictitious Smithsonian Aeronautical Exposition of 1913. The gaily decorated gallery is crammed with fabric-covered aerial vehicles, some fanciful, most real, along with trade show–style exhibits featuring cutting-edge technology of the day.

Gracing the gallery is a rare 1894 Lilienthal glider, along with Samuel P. Langley’s Aerodrome #5 and Quarter-Scale Aerodrome, powered, unmanned vehicles that successfully flew in 1896 and 1903. Early Flight also features the most original and complete of the Museum’s three Wright airplanes, the 1909 Wright Military Flyer, the world’s first military airplane. Other treasures include a Curtiss Model D “Headless Pusher,” an Ecker Flying Boat, and a Blériot XI monoplane. (…)

Taken from: https://airandspace.si.edu/exhibitions/early-flight/ 

READ ABOUT THIS INTERESTING EXHIBITION, VISIT THIS MUSEUM VIRTUALLY AND SEE THE GALLERY .  THEN,  ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND PARTICIPATE WITH YOUR COMMENTS!

  1. Why do you think humans are so fascinated with the idea of flight?
  2. In what ways do you think air travel will change in the future?
  3. Are there any pioneers in other fields that you admire? Give your reasons.

Blog 1: Eating a balanced diet

BLOG 1:  Eating a balanced diet

Eating a healthy, balanced diet

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 is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best.

This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.

This page covers healthy eating advice for the general population.

People with special dietary needs or a medical condition should ask their doctor or a registered dietitian for advice.

Food groups in your diet

The Eatwell Guide shows that to have a healthy, balanced diet, people should try to:

  • eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day (see 5 A Day)
  • base meals on higher fibre starchy foods like potatoes, bread, rice or pasta
  • have some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks)
  • eat some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other protein
  • choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat them in small amounts
  • drink plenty of fluids (at least 6 to 8 glasses a day)

If you’re having foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt and sugar, have these less often and in small amounts.

Try to choose a variety of different foods from the 5 main food groups to get a wide range of nutrients.

Most people in the UK eat and drink too many calories, too much saturated fat, sugar and salt, and not enough fruit, vegetables, oily fish or fibre.

The Eatwell Guide does not apply to children under the age of 2 because they have different nutritional needs.

Between the ages of 2 and 5 years, children should gradually move to eating the same foods as the rest of the family in the proportions shown in the Eatwell Guide.

Fruit and vegetables: are you getting your 5 A Day?

Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals and fibre, and should make up just over a third of the food you eat each day.

It’s recommended that you eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. They can be fresh, frozen, canned, dried or juiced.

There’s evidence that people who eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.

Eating 5 portions is not as hard as it sounds.

A portion is:

  • 80g of fresh, canned or frozen fruit and vegetables
  • 30g of dried fruit – which should be kept to mealtimes
  • 150ml glass of fruit juice or smoothie – but do not have more than 1 portion a day as these drinks are sugary and can damage teeth

Just 1 apple, banana, pear or similar-sized fruit is 1 portion each.

A slice of pineapple or melon is also 1 portion, and 3 heaped tablespoons of vegetables is another portion.

Adding a tablespoon of dried fruit, such as raisins, to your morning cereal is an easy way to get 1 portion.

You could also swap your mid-morning biscuit for a banana, and add a side salad to your lunch.

In the evening, have a portion of vegetables with dinner and fresh fruit with plain, lower fat yoghurt for dessert to reach your 5 A Day.  (…)

Taken from:  https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/ 

ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND PARTICIPATE WITH YOUR COMMENTS!

Do you think that people in our country eat generally healthy? Which of the group   of foods mentioned in the article do they eat?
Would you consider that Peruvians eat a balanced diet?  Explain .What about your diet? Do you exercise? Why?
Do you think the idea of health and fitness is different from culture to culture? Why, or why not? If you worked for the government, how would you encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle?