Food consumption in the pandemic

    This is an essay based on Consumption Theory. This requires you to apply course concepts to your own experience and to discuss the economic implications of such an application.

    During the past two decades, the food consumption pattern has changed dramatically in most countries. An increase in the intake of animal products and a decrease in the intake of fruit and vegetables and complex carbohydrates have been documented during the past two decades.

    Nutritional and lifestyle changes resulting from the implementation of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) curfew during 2020 could have detrimental effects on individuals nutritional health. Therefore, you are requested, in this essay to investigate the impact of COVID-19 curfew on eating habits, food intake, and weight in your society or the country you are living in.

    This requires you to write a structured essay of no more than 1500 words, in which you attempt to answer the following question:

    Discuss the various food consumption patterns in your society and explain the different factors that have contributed to changes in these patterns during the current pandemic.

    Your essay should be well organized, with a clear-cut layout of an introduction, a body and a conclusion. You will need to use published data and information in order to answer the above question. You are expected to translate your data into diagrams (minimum of two) and match the theory with the application you are discussing. The body part of your essay has the weightiest part of the essay. You should spend no more than 500 to 600 words on this part of the essay. Your conclusion should include a summary of what you have discussed in your essay showing how the policy makers may benefit from your analysis. 

    Your essay should be within the specified range of words, and you must follow the Harvard Style of Referencing.

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