Eating a well-balanced and nutritious diet helps you maintain your health. Nutrition comes in many different forms. There are many vitamins that your body needs to function properly. Some foods and vitamins give you more energy, and others help keep your organs operating properly. Share your experience to help others benefit from the lessons that you have learned.
Nutrition and Age
Speak about the nutritional needs of those in your age group. Nutritional needs vary depending on age. As a young adult, share information about how to eat nutritious meals when you have a busy schedule. Some topics include preparing meals ahead of time so they are quick to heat up and limiting the amount of meals you purchase at fast food restaurants in an attempt to save time. Offer some helpful tips about nutritious snacks to keep with you, such as carrot and celery sticks instead of junk food like candy or cookies.
Life for college students is full of new experiences, including the students being responsible for the nutritional values of their meals. With this new-found freedom of choice, nutritious foods are not always the first choice. During your speech, talk about ways to find out about the nutritional information of food served in the dining hall, such as calling or looking it up online. Share ideas with your fellow students for tasty foods and snacks that will not consume their entire day's allotments of calories.
Nutrition For Athletes
If you are an athlete, you may be aware of the nutrition you need to be at the top of your game. Share this information with other athletes who are new to the sport, or who are not aware of how to shape their nutritional menus. In your speech, include tips you have learned on using nutrition to improve your endurance and limit fatigue while participating in the sport. Other tips include how to limit fat intake by making more informed food choices.
If you have a medical condition such as diabetes or high blood pressure, you have likely learned over time the importance of nutritious food choices. With these conditions, you may have found that you cannot enjoy some of your favorite foods. Share information with others who have recently been diagnosed with the same condition or have not monitored their nutrition consumption and need assistance in keeping the condition under control.
Alan Kirk has been writing for online publications since 2006. He has more than 15 years' experience in catering, management and government relations. Kirk has a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Maryland.