Ch 7: Diet, Nutrition & Health Problems

About This Chapter

Let us help you review dietary planning guidelines and the body's nutritional needs. Causes of eating disorders and health problems in the U.S. are also among the topics of discussion.

Diet, Nutrition & Health Problems - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to get reacquainted with the diet planning principles and nutritional guidelines needed to create healthy eating plans. These short videos can also reinforce your understanding of how culture, age and gender affect dietary choices. You'll go over common health problems associated with obesity and the risk factors for eating disorders as well. Topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Diet planning
  • Nutritional needs
  • Dietary choices
  • U.S. health trends
  • Eating disorders

Experienced instructors discuss these topics and more over the course of illustrated video lessons lasting less than ten minutes each. You can access the same quality instruction in the transcripts, which feature key vocabulary terms in bold to give you a quick review of each lesson's main points. If you'd like to test your understanding of these concepts, take the multiple-choice quizzes that follow.

7 Lessons in Chapter 7: Diet, Nutrition & Health Problems
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What is Nutrition?

1. What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.

Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups

2. Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups

The USDA and Health and Human Services developed dietary guidelines for Americans that outline diet and lifestyle recommendations. Learn how these guidelines, along with the USDA food guides, can be used to help you develop a healthy eating plan in this video lesson.

How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

3. How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

Would you like to know what goes into creating a healthy eating plan? Learn how to evaluate your current food intake, find your nutritional needs, choose the right foods and assess your progress to create a plan that meets your nutritional needs.

Factors that Influence Dietary Choices: Gender, Culture & Other Issues

4. Factors that Influence Dietary Choices: Gender, Culture & Other Issues

You are a unique person and therefore, the dietary choices you make should be well-suited to who you are and what you do. The factors that influence these choices will be the focus of this lesson.

Determining Your Nutritional Needs

5. Determining Your Nutritional Needs

This lesson will teach you about important terms involved in determining your nutritional needs, as well as about a tool that can help you use the latest nutritional science to figure these things out.

Major Health Problems in the United States

6. Major Health Problems in the United States

Ever wonder what the most common health-related problems are in the United States? You're about to find out what they are and how some of them are related.

What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

7. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

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