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Nutritional Analysis of Personal Diets Unit 6 in Brown
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What criteria should we use to analyze our diets?
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Healthy Diets Two key characteristics: Adequate Balanced
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Adequate Diets Provide sufficient calories and essential nutrients Assessment criteria: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI’s) (Nutrition Now, inside cover) EERs,RDAs and AIs are used
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Adequate Intakes (AIs) are A. Mean intakes of nutrients in a population B. Levels of nutrient intakes that meet the needs of practically all healthy persons C. “Tentative” RDAs: based on less conclusive evidence than RDAs
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Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
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Balanced Diets Include a wide variety of foods Provide a good balance (neither too much nor too little) of nutrients and other substances (e.g. fiber, sugar) Assessment Criteria: Dietary Guidelines for Americans Nutrition Now, pp. 6-5 to 6-8 and See “Health Action” on page 6-7
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans First published in 1980 Fourth edition published in 1995 Fifth edition published in 2000 Sixth edition published in 2005 Committee of experts are working on the 2010 edition
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans Designed to answer the question: “What should Americans eat to stay healthy?” Apply to healthy Americans age 2 or older Recommend food choices that promote health and prevent disease Basis for federal food, nutrition education, and information programs
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 Released by Secretaries Tommy Thompson and Ann Veneman January 12, 2005 Summary: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/dg Full document: www.healthierus.gov/dietaryguidelines .
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