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CHAPTER 2: TOOLS FOR HEALTHY EATING Dr. Olfert's Brief Topic Overview Incorporating the principles of balance, variety, and moderation are fundamental to healthy eating. You are wise to have goals centered on having a diet consisting of a variety of foods, (some in more moderate quantities), and the foods consumed must be balanced appropriately to meet your individual needs. Using the available tools designed to help you plan and consume a healthy diet helps to make these goals a reality. The Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) help you to obtain the recommended amount of each nutrient. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans summarize the current recommendations for healthy individuals over the age of two regarding nutrition and lifestyle (including physical activity) for good health. These
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Unformatted text preview: guidelines are also geared toward helping people reduce the risk of many diseases where there is a relationship with diet and lifestyle choices. The food guidance system known as MyPyramid provides a visual illustration of the concepts from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. MyPyramid also includes guidance regarding the number of servings from each food group to help individuals to meet the DRIs for nutrient needs based on appropriate calorie intake (based on age, gender, and activity level.) MyPyramid may be accessed via the Internet. Food labels are another type of tool intended to assist you with selecting healthy foods. In addition to the informative Nutrition Facts panel on the side or back of each food package, the Food and Drug Adminis...
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course HED 155 taught by Professor Olfert during the Spring '10 term at Grossmont.

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