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Ch 7: Praxis: Nutrition & Nutritional Disorders

About This Chapter

Get ready for your Praxis II Family & Consumer Sciences content area test with some help from this chapter's lessons. You can review basic nutrition facts and health information pertinent to various age groups. Watch interesting video lessons and take the quizzes at the end of each lesson for immediate feedback.

Praxis: Nutrition & Nutritional Disorders - Chapter Summary

Sure, you learned about the food pyramid as a child. You've probably even seen the new USDA plate icon that came out in 2011 to guide us in healthy eating habits. This chapter offers even more, by sharing information about the food groups, dietary patterns, calories, vitamins and other nutrients. You can also delve into the world of eating disorders and other physical ailments sometimes connected to the diet. The video lessons with quizzes concern all of the topics listed below:

  • Foundations of nutrition, daily food requirements, eating patterns, calories and diets
  • Sources and roles of basic nutrients
  • Health and nutrition in early childhood and adolescence
  • Dietary guidelines appropriate for the U.S.
  • Causes and risks of eating disorders
  • Symptoms and treatment of diabetes types 1 and 2
  • Treatment and causes of high and low blood pressure

The instructors provide detailed lessons, in both video and text formats. Some lessons include links to additional text lessons that offer further clarification of basic terms and topics. You can take the quiz at the end of each lesson to measure your understanding of the subject matter.

Praxis: Nutrition & Nutritional Disorders Objectives

Your Praxis II Family & Consumers Sciences test analyzes your comprehension of content related to the family, consumer economics, living environments and human development. It also includes a section with approximately 17 questions on nutrition, wellness and food science, which is about 14% of the entire test. You can choose either the paper- or computer-delivered version; either way, you'll be answering the same multiple-choice questions. Using the quizzes at the end of each lesson as a springboard, not only will you be able to check your understanding, but you can also get some experience with the same types of questions you might come across on the Praxis II test.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Praxis: Nutrition & Nutritional Disorders
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What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

1. What Causes Eating Disorders? - Risk Factors and Cultural Perspectives

This lesson takes a broad look at the causes of eating disorders. In addition, this lesson looks at what causes individuals to face higher or lower incidence rates of eating disorders.

What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

2. What is Anorexia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores what anorexia nervosa is and why it is so dangerous. It covers common symptoms seen in children who may develop anorexia as well as what anorexia will do to those who suffer from it.

What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

3. What is Bulimia Nervosa? - Definition, Symptoms, Treatment and Prognosis

This lesson explores bulimia as well as challenges many common misconceptions of bulimia. Specifically, this lesson describes the diagnostic requirements, the subtypes, and the treatments known to help with bulimia.

Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

4. Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity: Definition, Discussion and Treatment

Binge-eating disorders are difficult to confront, but can be relatively easy to treat. This lesson explores some of the causes and issues related to binge-eating disorder, as well as to obesity in general.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

5. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment

For some people, the person in the mirror is not aligned with reality. In this lesson, we'll look closer at body dysmorphic disorder, its symptoms, causes, and treatment.

Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

6. Type 1 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

Diabetes affects 26 million people (nearly 9% of the population) in the United States. But not all cases of diabetes are the same. The focus of this lesson is type 1 diabetes. We'll learn what it is, why it occurs, and how it affects the body in both the short- and long-term.

Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

7. Type 2 Diabetes: Risk Factors, Signs & Treatment

As many as 57 million people in the United States are on the path to becoming diabetic. Over 90% of them will be type 2 diabetics. But, what is this disease, and why has it become so prevalent? This lesson explores the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of type 2 diabetes.

What Are Micronutrients? - Definition, Types, Foods & Importance

8. What Are Micronutrients? - Definition, Types, Foods & Importance

Micronutrients play crucial roles in human nutrition, including the prevention and treatment of various diseases and conditions, as well as the optimization of physical and mental functioning. Understanding micronutrients is critical for anyone seeking to maintain or improve his or her health.

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