The output of these is the exact same. If actually translated into a viewable web page, they'll look the same.

How it looks to do this in HTML:


<h3>Food:</h3>
<p>Food is a very important part of CodeDay, and you should plan for this. There needs to be ample food available for each participant, as there are several meals that need to be served:</p>
<ul>
    <li>Lunch</li>
    <li>Dinner</li>
    <li>Midnight Snack</li>
    <li>Breakfast</li>
</ul>

How I'd do the exact same using Markdown:

### Food: ###

Food is a very important part of CodeDay, and you should plan for this. There needs to be ample food available for each participant, as there are several meals that need to be served:

    - Lunch
    - Dinner
    - Midnight Snack
    - Breakfast

And the final result looks like this:

Food:

Food is a very important part of CodeDay, and you should plan for this. There needs to be ample food available for each participant, as there are several meals that need to be served: