Chapter 1, 2
What is nutrition?
It is a science that studies the interactions that occur between living organisms and food.
Chemicals found in foods that are critical to human growth and function.
-Substances that must be sup
Nutrition Chapter 3
Hunger is a physiologic drive for food that occurs when the body senses that we need to
The drive is nonspecific, when you are hungry a variety of different foods could satisfy
Hypothalamus prompts hunger in response
1. What do you think of how our body systems work? What do these phrases
mean to you?
: .from food to molecules and .you are what you eat". Talk about these
topics, give your own informed opinion but back it up with reason and logic.
I think the human bod
Designing a Healthful Diet
What is a healthful diet
- It provides the proper combination of energy and nutrients
- Has four characteristics, being adequate, moderate, balanced, and varied
1) Adequate diet provides enough of the energy, nutrients and
Are vegan diets better than normal protein diet?
Vegan diets are not necessarily better than a normal protein diet. In the positive side,
vegan diets provide a more balanced vegetable and fruits diet. With an increase in
consumption of green food,the bene
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1. The chapter on carbohydrates is interesting; if nothing else, I hope it clarifies the
issues on the different starches and sugars . especially glucose. As essential as
carbohydrates are, problems in metabolism, digestion and other body p
1. Food-borne illness (Chapter on Food Safety) is often in the news these days- raw
tomatoes and peanut butter contaminated with salmonella, raw spinach contaminated
with E.coli, etc. What steps could be taken to reduce risk of food-borne illness, in
Chapter 13- Weight Control
1. Address the the following Nutri-Case
If I were Hannahs parents, I would not force her to go swim. The issue is that her self
esteem should not be damaged. I would allow Hannah maybe partaking a hiking camp,
which is physicall
1. What is the role of fats in cardiovascular disease? This is an area of debate:
Walter Willet at Harvard has seen lower rates of heart disease with the traditional
Crete diet, which has plenty of fat in it (olive oil), and also noticed in the Nurses
1. Chapter 10 looks at nutrients involved in antioxidant function. Research indicates, at
the cellular level, that antioxidants may help in the prevention of chronic diseases such
as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration. How do they do this? Ex
Chapters 7, 8:
1. Brainstorm instances where your knowledge of of energy metabolism will be useful.
You can also make analogies. Think about what is needed to make the body work
efficiently. What does it take for the body to be in homeostasis?
1. Read and address the questions posed in the Nutri-Case (p. 558 New text, p. 538 Ed.
2, or p. 641 Used text, Ed. 1) (Disordered Eating) (Liz) regarding the female athlete
triad/ eating disorders, etc, and dance.Or- discuss anything else of interest
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Nutrition Chapter 1 Notes
Nutrition -> Science that studies food and how food nourishes our bodies and influences
Nutrition research began pursuing a new objective: Supporting wellness and preventing
and treating chronic disea