Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 The Food on Your Plate Why We Choose...

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Chapter 1 The Food on Your Plate
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Why We Choose Certain Foods What did you eat for dinner last night? What factors contributed to your food selection?
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You are what you eat
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What you eat does matter Video
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What is nutrition ? It is the science of how nutrients Function and interact in your body Affect your health Both nutrition and physical activity are important components of wellness
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Good nutrition plays a role in reducing: Risk of nutrient-deficiency Risk of chronic diseases
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Diet-related diseases 1) Heart disease (#1 killer) 2) Cancer (most cases) (#2) 3) Stroke (#3) 4) Diabetes (#6) 5) Hypertension 6) Obesity 7) Osteoporosis
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Take a moment Jot down your family history of chronic diseases (what your parents and grandparents have ). Identify the ones that are diet-related http://familyhistory.hhs.gov
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What is a nutrient? Nutrient: Essential Ex: Calcium Non-essential Ex: cholesterol
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course HWS 332 taught by Professor Bagdash during the Fall '11 term at Binghamton University.

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Chapter 1 - Chapter 1 The Food on Your Plate Why We Choose...

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