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Nutritional Information & Needs - Chapter Summary
Boost your knowledge of nutrition by reviewing the entertaining lessons in this chapter. Expert instructors have developed videos that offer a wealth of information about nutrition to ensure you fully comprehend and are even capable of sharing details about this subject. Videos average about 10 minutes each and cover topics that include how to read food labels, recommendations often made during cancer treatment and factors that influence dietary choices.
After completing this chapter, you will be able to:
- Explain how to find sources of reliable nutrition information
- Share details about infant, toddler and children's nutritional needs
- Discuss nutrition during adolescence and adulthood
- Provide ways to avoid disease by assessing nutrition, diet and health
- Describe how gender, culture, and other issues can influence dietary choices
The videos in this chapter can be accessed from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Review them in any sequence, and utilize timelines that allow you to skip to key topics within videos without watching them in full. Full transcripts are available with the video lessons that feature easily identifiable vocabulary words. When ready, feel free to take lesson quizzes and a chapter exam that test your knowledge of nutritional information and needs.
1. How to Find Sources of Reliable Nutrition Information
There is a lot of nutritional information available through the Internet and other media outlets, so how do you find reliable sources of nutritional information? Follow along to find out and learn how to protect yourself from false claims.
2. 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.
3. Infant & Toddler Nutrition Needs
In this lesson, you will learn about the nutritional needs of infants and toddlers. You will also learn about healthy food choices and foods that should be avoided for both infants and toddlers.
4. Children's Nutritional Needs
In this lesson, you will learn about the nutritional needs for preschoolers and school age children. You will gain an understanding of recommended caloric requirements and food choices.
5. Nutrition During Adolescence
In this lesson, you will learn about nutritional needs during adolescence and how they differ from younger children's needs. You will also gain an understanding of nutrition-related concerns for adolescents, as well as specific dietary recommendations.
6. Nutrition Needs During Adulthood
In this lesson, you will learn about nutritional requirements during adulthood. You will also gain an understanding of nutrition-related concerns facing grown-ups, as well as daily dietary recommendations for adults.
7. Nutrition Recommendations During Cancer Treatment
It is important for a cancer patient to follow a nutritious diet and maintain a healthy weight. Learn about nutritional recommendations during cancer treatment and how to overcome obstacles, such as a loss of appetite, nausea and taste changes.
8. 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.
9. 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.
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