NBurns-NS220-section1-Unit1 Project

NBurns-NS220-section1-Unit1 Project - SHORT ANSWER Define...

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SHORT ANSWER Define the following terms: 1. Calorie: Unit of energy, often used for the term kilocalorie and also defines the release of energy from food. 2. Health: the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being; not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. 3. Nutrient a chemical substance obtained from food and needed by the body for growth, maintenance, or repair of tissues. Many nutrients are considered essential. The body cannot make them; they must be obtained from food. 4. Optimum nutrition the state of receiving and utilizing essential nutrients to maintain health and well-being at the highest possible level. It provides a reserve for the body. 5. Appropriate diet one that provides all the essential nutrients and calories needed to maintain good health and acceptable body weight. FILL-IN 6. Dietary recommendations to promote health and prevent or delay the onset of diseases are known as Dietary Guidelines for Americans 7. The recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) are the amount of nutrients that are recommended by the Food and Drug Administration according to sex and age. 8. Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs) are the maximum intakes that individuals can consume
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course NUTRITION 220 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Cornell.

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NBurns-NS220-section1-Unit1 Project - SHORT ANSWER Define...

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