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8/22/2011 1 Chapter 1- What Is Nutrition? Dr. Kara Montgomery HPEB 502 Fall 2011 What Drives Our Food Choices? We need to eat and drink to obtain: Nutrients Macronutrients Micronutrients Phytochemicals What Drives Our Food Choices? We choose foods for many other reasons beyond the basic need to obtain nutrients.
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8/22/2011 2 What Is Nutrition? Nutrition: a science that studies how nutrients and compounds in foods nourish and affect body functions and health Table 1.1 Essential Nutrients
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8/22/2011 3 Nutrients and Their Functions Figure 1.3 How Should You Get These Important Nutrients? The best way to meet your nutrient needs is with . However, can be useful. How Does the Average American Diet Stack Up? Average American diet is high in: Average American diet is low in:
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8/22/2011 4 Overweight and Obesity in the United States Incidence of overweight and obesity is on the rise. 68% of American adults 1 over 20 and ~17% of children and adolescents (ages 2 to 19) are overweight 2 Take in more calories than needed Burn fewer calories due to sedentary lifestyles Health consequences: 1 Flegal, KM et al. JAMA 2010; 303:235-241. 2 Ogden, CL et al. JAMA 2010; 303:242-249. Obesity Trends CDC Tracking http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/trends.html #State (through 2010; Figure 1.4 in text is through 2009) F as in Fat 2011 Report Washington, D.C., July 7, 2011
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course HPEB 502 taught by Professor Montgomery during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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