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Chapter 2: Tools for Healthy Eating Dr. Kara Montgomery HPEB 502- Spring 2011
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Key principles of healthy eating: Undernutrition : Overnutrition : Malnourished : What Is Healthy Eating ?
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Tools to help avoid under- and overnutrition: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) Dietary Guidelines for Americans MyPyramid Daily Values on food labels Tools That Can Help
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DRIs tell you how much of each nutrient you need to consume to: Issued by US National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine Updated periodically based on latest scientific research Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs)
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http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/interactiveDRI/ Interactive DRI Website
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Estimated Average Requirement (EAR): Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA): EAR and RDA
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Adequate Intake (AI): Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): AI and UL
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Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR): Recommended ranges of intakes for energy- containing nutrients Carbohydrates : Fat : Proteins : * Also listed in the chart on the inside front cover of our textbook Reference Values – Very Important!
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To plan a quality diet and make healthy food choices Goal: To meet the RDA or AI of all nutrients Not exceed the UL Consume the energy-yielding nutrients within the ranges of the AMDR Table 2.1 in our text How to Use the DRIs
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The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were supposed to have been released at the end of 2010…there are some anticipated changes! 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans remain the most recent nutrition and physical activity recommendations. Set by the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) and
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