Contemporary Nutrition 10
Diana Wright PhD, RD
Introduce some basics
Provide tools to be:
An informed, critical thinking consumer
Able to identify when you are
Amount or type, which matters most?
Fats: animal products, solid at room
Oils: plant products, liquid at room temp
Jobs in our body
Precursor of bile, vit D,
Why Eat Vegetarian?
You tell me.
No animal flesh
Includes dairy/eggscan be hi fat!
VeganNo animal flesh or by-products
Fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, beans, seeds
Common, BUT typically not a diet of choice
Team up and answer
1. Are chemicals used to
produce organically grown food?
2. The primary advantage of
irradiating our food is_?
3. Which energy nutrient contributes the most
calories in most types of animal products?
How Food Becomes You
for Optimal Growth and
Essential Nutrients (EN)
Required for health; obtained from our diet
Body cannot make enough, or any of the nutrient
Non Essential Nutrients
Required for health
Body can make e
is a carb but does
not provide us with energy.
What role do denaturation,
hydrolysis and emulsification play
Where does most nutrient
absorption take place?
The Working Fuel
Pair and share
Vitamins are organic, but not considered an
nrg nutrient. Why?
Is it illegal to convey false/misleading
nutrition info in articles (e.g. magazines)?
Give examples of a nutrient dense, a
calorie dense and an empty calorie food.