Ch 10: Nutritional Balance

About This Chapter

Watch our video lessons and refresh your understanding of how nutrients work in the body. Get information on weight control, risks of childhood obesity and balanced diets.

Nutritional Balance - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons deal with weight management, including the risks of obesity and how to control weight. You'll also review information on why a healthy diet is important in childhood and how the body uses micronutrients and water. After watching these videos, you should better understand:

  • Obesity and other weight problems
  • Strategies for maintaining a healthy weight
  • Childhood obesity
  • How micronutrients and water are absorbed in the bloodstream
  • Transportation of nutrients in the body

These lively lessons are taught by experts who use humor and plenty of examples to get their points across. Every video is followed by a short self-assessment quiz, and the chapter ends with a more comprehensive exam. You can use the links in the clickable Timeline to quickly jump to specific parts of the lesson for review.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: Nutritional Balance
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The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems

1. The Issue of Weight Management: Obesity, Risks & Weight Problems

Being overweight or obese are two conditions that have similarities in the problems they may cause, but they aren't precisely the same. This lesson will point out the differences and the unfortunate similarities between the two.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

2. Maintaining a Healthy Weight: Strategies, Methods & Effectiveness

Three major but important strategies can help you maintain a healthy weight. Throughout this lesson, we'll take a look at exercise, diet, and (believe it or not) sleep as important strategies for achieving this goal.

Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet

3. Factors of Childhood Obesity & the Benefits of a Balanced Diet

Childhood obesity is a complex problem that is influenced by environmental, behavioral and genetic factors. These factors lead to increased calorie intake and decreased physical activity. Learn about these factors and the benefits of a balanced diet in this lesson.

Absorption of Micronutrients and Water into the Bloodstream

4. Absorption of Micronutrients and Water into the Bloodstream

In this lesson, you will gain a deeper understanding of how and where absorption of micronutrients and water take place in your body. You will also learn how and where it enters your bloodstream.

How are Nutrients Transported Around the Body?

5. How are Nutrients Transported Around the Body?

There are specific steps involved in nutrient transportation to ensure that your body gets what it needs to function properly. This lesson explores how nutrients are transported throughout your body.

Chapter Practice Exam
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