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GACE Health Education: Diet and Nutrition - Chapter Summary
In case you're a little rusty on diet and nutrition topics, watch our video lessons developed by experienced instructors and take a quiz on the material, all in less than ten minutes. We can save you time as you prepare for the GACE as we shed light on key topics such as:
- Planning a healthy diet
- Using nutrients and food groups
- Using dietary reference intakes
- Avoiding disease with nutrition
- Hunger and appetite
- Dietary choices and the American diet
- Determining nutritional needs; the purpose of calories
- Reading and understanding food labels
- Factors influencing healthy nutritional choices
- Nutritional myths, facts, risks and benefits
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Objectives of the GACE Health Education: Diet and Nutrition Chapter
The purpose of the GACE test is to verify that all teachers seeking licensure in the state of Georgia possess professional knowledge and skills that align with state and national teaching standards.
There are two tests that make up the exam, and the material covered in this Diet and Nutrition chapter are on the Personal Health, Wellness and Nutrition section of the second test. This section includes approximately 40 questions out of the total 100 questions on Test II.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Dietary Reference Intakes: EAR, RDA, AI & UL
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) are a set of values used to plan a healthy diet. Learn about the DRI values: Estimated Average Requirements (EARs), Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), Adequate Intakes (AIs) and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs).
4. Assessing Your Nutrition, Diet & Health: How to Avoid Disease
A nutritional assessment is used to determine the nutritional status of a person or group of people. Learn about the ABCDs of nutritional assessment: anthropometric assessment, biochemical assessment, clinical assessment and dietary assessment.
5. What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite
Appetite and hunger involve the interaction of your brain and hormones, and they are further influenced by external cues. Learn about the role the hypothalamus, vagus nerve, leptin, ghrelin and neuropeptide Y play in driving your desire to eat.
6. 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.
7. The American Diet: Characteristics, Food Habits & Guidelines
The American diet is characterized by a calorie imbalance, a high consumption of nutrient-poor foods and a low consumption of nutrient-dense foods. Learn about the food habits of Americans and the dietary guidelines designed to improve your health in this video lesson.
8. 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.
9. Calories: Definition, Purpose & Total Count
A calorie is a unit of measurement used to express energy. There are three nutrients that provide the body with calories: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Learn about these macronutrients and recommendations for total energy intake: EER and AMDRs.
10. How to Read Food Labels: Understanding Claims & Components
The nutritional facts label provides information about the nutrient content of a food item. Learn about the components found on the label, as well as additional nutrient content claims and health claims that food manufacturers can add to packaging in this lesson.
11. Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources
This lesson will help you see how easy it is to track what you eat and change your diet for the better. It will also provide you with additional information on where a wealth of information on healthy nutrition can be found.
12. Nutritional Myths, Facts, Risks & Benefits
Have you heard about the latest supplement craze that will cure you of something? Is it worth taking? This lesson will talk about the benefits, risks, myths, and facts surrounding dietary supplements.
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- GACE Health Education: Social Development & Sense of Self
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- GACE Health Education: Family Structure & Behaviors
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- GACE Health Education: Human Reproductive Systems
- GACE Health Education: Contraception & Family Planning
- GACE Health Education: Reproduction, Pregnancy & Birth
- GACE Health Education: Human Sexuality & STDs
- GACE Health Education: Diseases & Immunity
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- GACE Health Education: Sources & Functions of Nutrients
- GACE Health Education: Drug & Substance Abuse
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