Ch 18: MTLE Physical Education: Basic Nutritional Principles

About This Chapter

Vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, oh my! Let us help you review the nutritional concepts you need to know to successfully answer health and wellness instruction questions on the MTLE Physical Education exam.

MTLE Physical Education: Basic Nutritional Principals - Chapter Summary

This informative chapter covers the important elements of nutrition that are assessed on the MTLE Physical Education test. Lessons guide you through the specifics of the nutrients our bodies need and how to make healthy choices to acquire them. By the end of this chapter, you will be prepared to respond to nutrition-based test questions. You will know you have a good understanding of the topics assessed on the test when you are able to:

  • Define nutrients and list essential nutrients
  • Describe the function and sources of minerals, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids
  • Share the effects of nutrient deficiencies
  • Describe how to make healthy nutritional choices
  • Explain how diet affects physical activity and athletic performance
  • Convey the importance of hydration

Our experienced instructors guide you through many specific nutrition-related topics to help you effectively study for your exam. Be sure to use the chapter quizzes to identify areas for further review and self-assess your readiness for the test.

11 Lessons in Chapter 18: MTLE Physical Education: Basic Nutritional Principles
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What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples

This lesson is about nutrients, which are the building blocks of all living organisms. This lesson will explain what nutrients are, the different kinds of nutrients and offer examples of each.

Minerals: Functions & Food Sources

2. Minerals: Functions & Food Sources

Have you ever wondered the role and function that minerals play in our nutrition? Learn more about minerals and their sources and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Vitamins: Functions & Food Sources

3. Vitamins: Functions & Food Sources

Have you ever wondered the role and function that vitamins play in our nutrition? Learn more about vitamins and their sources and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Proteins: Food Sources & Recommended Intakes

4. Proteins: Food Sources & Recommended Intakes

Do you know which foods provide the best source for protein? Learn about both animal-based and plant-based foods that contain protein in this lesson. It will also show you how much protein you should consume each day to stay healthy and avoid disease.

What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines

5. What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines

Do you know which foods contain carbohydrates? Learn sources of both simple and complex carbohydrates, as well as how many carbs you should consume each day to stay healthy and avoid disease, in this lesson.

Foods That Are Sources of Lipids

6. Foods That Are Sources of Lipids

Fats add flavor to the foods you love. Yet, eating too many unhealthy fats, such as saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, can lead to health problems. Learn which foods contain these unhealthy fats and which ones contain fats that promote health in this lesson.

Nutrient Deficiencies: Definition & Examples

7. Nutrient Deficiencies: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explain what nutrient deficiencies are, and how deficiencies of certain vitamins and minerals occur. Next, we will review what problems are associated with these deficiencies.

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.

Nutrients to Support Physical Activity

9. Nutrients to Support Physical Activity

It is important to stay well-nourished with carbohydrates, protein, fats and various vitamins and minerals during physical activity. Learn about these nutrients that support physical activity as well as the benefits of water during active times.

Nutrients and Calorie Needs in an Athlete's Training Diet

10. Nutrients and Calorie Needs in an Athlete's Training Diet

Whether you are a casual athlete or a competitive endurance athlete, your body needs the right amount and mix of nutrients to maximize performance. Learn about an athlete's calorie needs and overall nutrient requirements during training in this lesson.

Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise

11. Staying Well Hydrated: The Importance of Fluids During Exercise

Staying well-hydrated during exercise will help prevent dehydration, as well as the heat-related illnesses: heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Learn how to hydrate with the right fluid and sodium balance to avoid hyponatremia in this lesson.

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