HCS 208 The Diet and Health Connection

We often hear about the importance of eating healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but many Americans struggle to accomplish this goal. Additionally, we also fail to realize the significance of healthy eating, and the multitude of health benefits it can offer. Discuss the connection between diet and health. How can the lifestyle choices that we make positively and negatively impact our overall health status?  What are some of the health consequences of inadequate or improper nutrition? In your response, be sure to include information on malnutrition and chronic disease. 

Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words.  Support your research with your course text and at least one additional scholarly source.  All sources must be cited in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.