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Chapter 1- What Is Nutrition? Dr. Kara Montgomery HPEB 502 – Spring 2011
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What Drives Our Food Choices? We need to eat and drink to obtain: Nutrients Macronutrients Micronutrients Phytochemicals
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What Drives Our Food Choices? We choose foods for many other reasons beyond the  basic need to obtain nutrients:
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What Is Nutrition? Nutrition:  a science that studies how nutrients and  compounds in foods nourish and affect body  functions and health
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Nutritional Genomics Genes determine your inherited, specific traits. Made of DNA, which contains the genetic  instructions for making proteins that direct  activities in the body Nutritional Genomics:
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Essential Nutrients
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Nutrients and Their Functions Figure 1.1
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How Should You Get These  Important Nutrients? The best way to meet your nutrient needs is with .
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Nutrients in Foods Figure 1.2 In addition to  calories, foods  provide nutrients and  non-nutritive  compounds.
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How Does the Average American  Diet Stack Up? Average American diet is  high  in: Average American diet is  low  in:
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Overweight and Obesity in the  United States Incidence of overweight and obesity is on the rise. 68% of American adults1 over 20 and ~17% of  children and adolescents (ages 2 to 19) are  overweight2 Take in more calories than needed Burn fewer calories due to sedentary lifestyles
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course HPEB 502 taught by Professor Montgomery during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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