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    ... one reason that/why...(they eat)

    Concern about the effects of food activities is one reason that/why nutritionists often advise people to limit junk food and processed food they eat.

    1. Is either 'that' or 'why' acceptable?

    2. Is it fine to have 'food' repeated in the sentence?

    2. Is 'they eat' necessary?

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    Re: ... one reason that/why...(they eat)

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    My opinion

    Concern about the effects of food activities is one reason why nutritionists often advise people to limit the junk and processed food they eat.

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    Re: ... one reason that/why...(they eat)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Concern about the effects of food activities is one reason that/why nutritionists often advise people to limit junk food and processed food they eat.

    1. Is either 'that' or 'why' acceptable? Purists prefer 'that', but 'why' is very common

    2. Is it fine to have 'food' repeated in the sentence? In this sentence, yes. "... nutritionists often advise people to limit the junk and processed food they eat" might suggest that they were advising people to limit the 'junk' rather than the 'junk food'. There is a slight difference. You could get round it by writing, " ... nutritionists often advise people to limit the processed and junk food they eat.

    As you may have noticed, I prefer to add 'the'.

    2. Is 'they eat' necessary? It does no harm. Without it, we might wonder 'limit in what way- eating, serving, praising?
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    Re: ... one reason that/why...(they eat)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    Concern about the effects of food activities is one reason that/why nutritionists often advise people to limit junk food and processed food they eat.

    1. Is either 'that' or 'why' acceptable? Yes. Both are fine. See https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...eason-why.html too.

    2. Is it fine to have 'food' repeated in the sentence? It's OK but can be avoided.

    2. Is 'they eat' necessary? Not really, no.

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    My responses are above. An alternative version of your sentence is:

    Concern about the effects of food (not food activities) is one reason nutritionists often give when advising people to limit their intake of junk and processed food.

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