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(Jeff Cadge/The Image Bank/Getty Images) C H A P T E R 13 C O N C E P T S ± Eating patterns can affect health and nutrition throughout life. ± Children’s nutrient intakes must meet their needs for growth and development as well as for maintenance and activity. ± Normal growth is the best indicator of adequate intake. ± Sexual maturation affects nutrient needs. ± Eating disorders and the use of fad diets, sports supplements, and alcohol use all increase during adolescence. ± Americans are living longer than ever before; good nutrition can help to increase the number of healthy years. ± The physiological, social, and economic changes that occur with aging increase the risk of malnutrition. ± Older adults need to consume nutrient-dense diets to meet nutrient needs without exceeding their calorie needs. ± Alcohol consumption can affect nutritional status, judgment, and health. Does a child’s diet affect their risk of heart disease as an adult? Can fast food and sweetened cereals be part of a healthy diet? Can a healthy diet keep you young? Does getting older increase your risk of malnutrition? J u s tA T as t e
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The Orlando Sentinel See How They Run Ocoee Elementary .... By Kate Santich April 12, 2004. ..At ±a ±time when childhood obesity is a national crisis, when kids are casualties in an epidemic of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, tiny Ocoee Elementary School has become a microcosm of hope. Professionals from the Health Central Foundation have teamed with teachers and administrators to spread the gospel of healthy living—regular exercise, good eating habits, taking care of yourself In January, the entire elementary school—nearly 600 students, kindergarten through fifth grade—launched a “wellness challenge.” They walk or run at least once a week, in addition to other exercise. In the classroom, they learn about the food pyramid and the importance of eating fruits and vegetables. On the school’s morning announcements, guest speakers talk about drinking water instead of soda and sum up the latest health findings on children. No one is chastised for being out of shape. The word “diet” is never uttered. The idea is to inspire, not ridicule. And parents are encouraged to join in as well. To read the entire article, go to 441 13 Nutrition from 2 to 102 Good Nutrition Early On Is Key to Health Throughout Life Healthy Eating Habits Keep Children Healthy Healthy Eating Habits Are Learned Nourishing Young Children Can Be a Challenge Children’s Energy and Nutrient Needs Increase with Age A Balanced Varied Diet Will Meet Children’s Nutrient Needs Normal Growth Is the Best Indicator of Adequate Intake Diet and Lifestyle Affect Nutritional Risks in Children Adolescents Have Changing Bodies and High Nutrient Needs Hormones Cause Sexual Maturation and Changes in Body Size and Composition Total Energy and Nutrient Needs Are Greatest during Adolescence Teens Must Learn to Make Healthy Choices to Meet Nutrient Needs
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2010 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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