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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2 Chapter 2 ： Designing a Healthful Diet Objectives: Designing a Healthful Diet Objectives: Identify the characteristics of a healthy diet Name five components that must be on a food label and use a food label to determine the quality/adequacy of a given food Describe the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and discuss how these Guidelines can be used to create a healthy diet Explain how MyPyramid can be used to create a healthy diet Discuss the characteristics of the DASH diet 1. A Healthful Diet is: Adequate ：：：: The dietary characteristic of providing all of the essential nutrients, fiber, and energy in sufficient amounts to maintain health and body weight. Moderate ：：：:1. The dietary characteristic of providing constituents ：： within set limits.2. nothing in excess. 3. Refers to eating the right amounts of foods to maintain a healthful weight and optimize ：：： the body’s metabolic ：：：： processes. Balanced：Providing foods of different types in proportion to each other to provide the correct amount of nutrients. Such as milk and rich. Varied: 1. The dietary characteristic of providing a wide selection of food – provides increased variety of nutrients. 2. The opposite of monotony ：：：：：. 2. Concept of nutrient Density: A measure of the nutrients a food provides relative to the energy it provides. The more nutrients and the fewer kcalories = Higher the nutrient density.more nutrients and the fewer kcalories = Higher the nutrient density....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Prof. during the Spring '11 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
- Spring '11