NTR_300_Exchange_systems - Fundamentals of Nutrition...

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1 Fundamentals of Nutrition Exchange System Menu planning tool NTR-300 Dr. WH Turnbull Unless otherwise stated, all slides and information are derived from: Food Nutrition & Diet Therapy and Krause's Food & Nutrition Therapy, 11th 12th Edns ., 2004 & 2008. By Perspectives in Nutrition, 7th Ed., 2007. By Wardlaw & Hampl, Publ. Mc Graw Hill
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2 Objectives To understand the principles of the exchange system and be able to apply it to practical situations .
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4 What is the Exchange System? It is a tool for roughly estimating the energy, protein, carbohydrate and fat content of a food or a meal. Foods are placed into 3 groups as follows: 1. Carbohydrates 2. Meat and meat substitutes 3. Fats
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5 How to use it If the correct portion size is selected a food from a particular group contains the same amount of CHO, protein, fat, and energy. This system was originally used to count CHO for diabetics, but is now commonly used to control energy intake and in many other areas of dietetics. In order to use the system effectively, you must know which foods belong to each group.
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6 How to use it Free Foods Certain calorie free or very low calorie foods (<20 kcal)are classes as free if eaten
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course PUBH 1517 taught by Professor Paula.goldberg during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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NTR_300_Exchange_systems - Fundamentals of Nutrition...

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