Ch 15: MTLE Health: Planning a Balanced Diet

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Refresh your understanding of balanced diet planning by reviewing the concepts outlined in this study guide chapter. The lessons in this chapter are presented in a fun, easy-to-understand video format to keep you engaged as you study the information as part of your preparations for the MTLE Health exam.

MTLE Health: Planning a Balanced Diet - Chapter Summary

One of the most crucial factors involved in leading a healthy lifestyle is eating nutritious foods. To help you review for related questions that may appear on the MTLE Health exam, this chapter details the following aspects of planning a balanced diet:

  • Nutrients, food groups, and how to use them to formulate a healthy eating plan
  • Factors that influence hunger, appetite and dietary choices
  • Personal nutritional needs and calories and how to use them to make smart nutritional choices
  • Decoding food labels and identifying content and health claims
  • Benefits and lifestyle of vegetarian and vegan diets

Review these concepts of healthy meal planning to sufficiently prepare for the MTLE Health exam and to effectively teach these approaches to your students. Each lesson is followed by a brief quiz to gauge your comprehension of the material. Use the more comprehensive chapter exam to assess your understanding of the complete chapter. Each quiz and the exam have direct links incorporated within them to route you to specific topics in the lesson for quick and easy review. Our expert instructors are also readily available to answer any questions that may arise while you study.

9 Lessons in Chapter 15: MTLE Health: Planning a Balanced Diet
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Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups

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.

How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

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.

What Drives Us to Eat? - Influence of Hunger & Appetite

3. 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.

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.

Calories: Definition, Purpose & Total Count

6. 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.

How to Read Food Labels: Understanding Claims & Components

7. 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.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

8. 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.

Vegetarian & Vegan Diets: Health Benefits & Lifestyle Effects

9. Vegetarian & Vegan Diets: Health Benefits & Lifestyle Effects

A vegan diet is a diet made up of only plant-based foods while a vegetarian diet may allow limited animal products. Learn about the health benefits and lifestyle effects of these diets, including a reduced risk of obesity and chronic diseases.

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