Homework Question on Healthy Living
- We would like to know more about your interest in NYU. We are particularly interested in knowing what motivated you to apply to NYU and more specifically, why you have applied or expressed interest in a particular campus, school, college, program, and/or area of study?
- You may be focused or undecided, or simply open to the options within NYU’s global network; regardless, we want to understand – Why NYU? State that my major was pre-dental and i am switching to nutrition.
Homework Answer on Healthy Living
My passion for and fascination with food stems from a realisation early in life that food or proper nutrition for that matter, is crucial for the health, happiness and well-being of the human race. My interest in how human diet embodies healthy living has made me to appreciate that poor dietary habits could result in potential demise of the human race. The fact that the American society is largely battling with the effects of over-nutrition in the form of obesity and the associated risk for cardiovascular diseases, among other diseases is an area that has attracted my interest.
This, even as a significant part of the population in the third world countries is battling with issues of malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies. This is an issue that is of great concern to my home country, Saudi Arabia, that is faced with under fives malnutrition, increased infant mortality rates owing to lack of proper nutrition, anaemia, Iodine and Vitamin A deficiencies. I have thus felt the need to play the role of an ambassador in creating awareness on the value of human nutrition for improved vitality and health.
To facilitate the realisation of this goal, I have sought to pursue a major in Nutrition and Dietetics at NYU Steinhardt. I believe that this major will give me a solid practical training and academic education to not only play a role in improving the nutritional status of the Saudis by enabling them to make better informed choices in regards to the type of food that they eat and how it affects their health.