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Over the past decade researchers have devel oped

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Over the past decade, researchers have devel- oped compounds to block the action of IgE and dampen the body’s allergic reactions. What does this mean? There may one day be a treatment— or even cure—for peanut allergy. So for now, at least, folks with peanut allergy have to do what they have always done: Avoid peanuts in any form and try to lead as normal a life as possible. Could relief be in sight for those suffering from peanut allergy? Cracking a Tough
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139 Chapter 5 Review health.glencoe.com 1. Advocacy. Watch 30 minutes of television and keep a record of the food commercials shown. Analyze the health messages delivered through this media. Then write a script for an advertisement that encourages viewers to try a particular healthful food. (LESSON 1) 2. Goal Setting. Develop a table that summarizes what you have learned about the nutrients your body needs. Include in your table the name of each type of nutrient, why your body needs the nutrient, and what foods you can eat to make sure you include enough of the nutrient in your eating plan. Then set a goal to improve your intake of one or more of these nutrients. Use the goal- setting steps to reach your goal. (LESSON 2) 3. Accessing Information. Use reliable online resources to do more in-depth research on the relationship between nutrition and heart disease. How can good nutrition prevent this disease and improve quality of life? Summarize your findings in a one-page report. (LESSON 3) 4. Practicing Healthful Behaviors. Analyze how healthful practices might reduce the risk of foodborne illness, a communicable disease. Then develop a plan that features safe cooking strategies to reduce the spread of foodborne pathogens. (LESSON 4) Dietetic Technician Do you enjoy planning meals and cooking? Do you like interacting with others? If so, you may enjoy a career as a dietetic technician. This career allows you to assist dietitians in the planning of healthful meals. To enter this field, you must first complete a two-year associate’s degree program. You’ll also need to complete an accredited dietetic technician program and pass a national exam. To maintain certification, you’ll need to stay up-to-date on nutrition trends. Find out more about this and other health careers by clicking on Career Corner at health.glencoe.com. Parent Involvement Accessing Information. Work with your family to list the foods you most enjoy eating. Then look through cookbooks to find recipes for similar foods that contain less fat, sugar, and salt. Make a recipe booklet of these healthful alternatives, and set a goal to try one new recipe each week. School and Community Meals on Wheels. Many communities have organiza- tions, such as Meals on Wheels, that provide nutritious meals to older adults or physically challenged individuals who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Find out whether your community has such an organization and how you and your classmates can become involved.
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