Note Taking Outline and Study Guide
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you stay caught up.
Intro to Nutrition/Nutrients
(Chap 1 and 2)
What does the typical American Diet lack and have too much of? Carbs, sugar
What diseases result? Heart disease
What affects our food choices? Habit, genetics, tradition, religion, ethics/values,
emotions, socializing, convenience, cost, availability, body image,
**Of the 10 leading cause of death for Americans, which are food related? heart
disease, cancers, strokes, diabetes mellitus-not just adults
Actual risk of disease from both the genes and lifestyle.
inherit may give you greater or lesser tendency to develop disease. Nutrients and food
components you consume and amount of exercise you get can increase or decrease risk of
developing nutrition-related disease
Malnutrition- “bad nutrition”
Organic- contains carbon
*Essential- In order for body to have it, you have to eat it to get it.
Non-Essential- body can make it, don’t have to eat it. (flora)- vitamin k* Must
have essential nutrients to have non essential nutrients.
Phytonutrients (non-nutrient substances)-
6 Classes or Types of Nutrients- vitamins, minerals, carbs-kcals, proteins-kcals,
All organic except minerals and water
Meal Planning principals (4 of them)- variety(choose many different versions of
particular food group), nutrient density(when comparing the same volume of a
food with another of the same quantity one will have more nutrients), moderation
to control calories(fitting in nutrient density and variety into diet-keeping in a
calorie level that you need), balance(choosing nutrients from all different food
Where to find reliable nutrition information (FYI) --websites that are .edu or .gov
Dietician- degree in human nutrition and foods, must have an internship for a