Mrs. S is a 76-year-old woman of Mexican descent. She lives alone with her pet poodle Pepe. She has a BMI of 35 and reports that she suffers from hypertension, and heart disease. Mrs. S eats two meals a day (breakfast and late lunch around 2:00 pm). She does not take any dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals, or herbs. Mrs. S also mentions that she does not participate in any physical activity. In her Food Frequency responses, she notes the following: Breakfast: Mexican sweet bread with butter and coffee. Lunch: flour tortillas with refried beans, shredded pork or beef, and shredded cheese. Her evening snacks consist of chips, salsa, cookies, and Pepsi cola.
2. Discuss any relationship you found between the food choices that Mrs. S. reported and her cultural/ethnic background. Be specific. Also, discuss any nutritional and health consequences (positive or negative) of her choices. Lastly, make suggestions for healthier substitutions that are in keeping with her cultural food preferences.
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