Nutrition A Slides 04.11

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Unformatted text preview: Nutrition Ages 13-19 Characteristics – Growth acceleration after puberty – Emotional & social development/challenges – Increased academic & personal responsibility – Demanding schedule/changes in routine – More mobility – Concern with self-image, appearance, weight... – Physical & emotional support/guidance from Physical adults adults Nutrition During Adolescence Nutrition Special Considerations Drug/alcohol use and abuse Poor diet quality & consistency Poor Obesity Obesity Eating disorders Acne ©2007 Thomson Higher Education Life Expectancy Life Since 1900, life expectancy at birth has Since life increased by 63%, from 47.3 to 77.9 years increased Life expectancy varies based on sex and race ©2007 Thomson Higher Education March 2011 CDC World Life Expectancy World http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/ Nutrition and the Aging Adult Nutrition Main Concepts Age does not predict health status Dietary intake, body weight, and physical Dietary activity influence health status with age activity Aging processes begin at cellular level Medications, diseases, and biological Medications, processes influence adults’ requirements processes requirements for essential nutrients for Health and the Aging Adult Health Although risk of disease & disability clearly Although increases with advancing age, poor health is not an inevitable consequence of aging an Many illnesses, disabilities, & deaths associated Many with chronic diseases are avoidable through known prevention measures known Negative outcome indicators: Negative – high saturated fat high – low vegetables and fruits – physical inactivity ─ smoking – excessive stress ─ obesity Diet and Life Expectancy Diet Characteristics of diets of adults & older Characteristics people who experience low disease rates and increased longevity include: and – Regular consumption of vegetables and fruits – Above average intake of whole grain products – Lower consumption of saturated fats – Alcohol in moderation – Eating breakfast Physical activity...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course NURS 231A taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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