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Nutrition & Wellness - Chapter Summary
If you need to learn or review the fundamentals of nutrition and wellness, take a look at this comprehensive online chapter. Taught by expert instructors, these simple and informative lessons examine the elements of healthy diets and nutritional choices. As you work through the chapter, you can expect to study diet planning guidelines, nutritional label claims, public health information and much more. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Recognize the dimensions of health and wellness
- Identify factors that influence an individual's dietary choices
- Evaluate habits, behaviors and resources that lead to healthy nutritional choices
- Assess examples of balanced and imbalanced diets
- Outline guidelines for healthy diet planning
- Create healthy eating plans
- Describe the role of the federal government in terms of public health information
- Read food labels correctly
Following each lesson is a short quiz that goes over important terms and concepts about nutrition and personal wellness. You can watch the lessons on your computer, smartphone or tablet, and you also have the option of printing the lesson transcripts. If you get stuck or need any help with the material, simply use the convenient online Ask the Expert feature.
1. Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions
It's important to be happy and healthy! This lesson will contrast between health and wellness as well as what the different dimension of wellness are and how they interact.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. What is a Balanced Diet? - Definition, Plans & Examples
In this lesson, we'll be covering the much-debated topic of what a balanced diet is. Here, you'll learn to sort through all the fad diets and understand which nutrients really contribute to a healthy, balanced diet.
5. Imbalanced Diet: Effects & Causes
This lesson discusses an imbalanced diet. You'll learn the nutrients that may be in excess or in deficiency, what the causes of an imbalanced diet may be, and the potential consequences of an imbalanced diet.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information
Have you ever wondered where you can get accurate and readily-digestible information about your health, drug recalls, or the spread of the flu during winter? Well, many federal government agencies, such as the CDC, FDA and NIH, are responsible for this.
9. 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.
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