10.27.Choosing_Healthful_Diets

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Unformatted text preview: Choosing Healthful Diets Dennis D. Miller Cornell University What is a healthful diet? Meets requirements for energy, protein, dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals Prevents chronic diseases Prevents overweight Allows people to achieve full potential for mental and physical development Helps us feel and perform our best Permits a long and healthy life Consequences of Not Choosing a Healthful Diet Why is choosing a healthful diet so difficult? World Food Crisis “Rising prices have plunged an additional 75 million people below the hunger threshold, bringing the estimated number of undernourished people worldwide to 923 million in 2007, FAO said today.” FAO, Sept. 18, 2008 FAO, October, 2008 Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development Millennium Development Goals http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/goals/index.htm Gloal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Targets: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less that $1 a day...
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