Ch 10: Praxis: Wellness & Dietary Guidelines

About This Chapter

In these lessons, you will come to fully understand dietary planning, so that you can prep for the Praxis Family and Consumer Sciences examination. Here, our short lesson quizzes serve as frequent learning checks so you're fully prepared.

Praxis: Wellness and Dietary Guidelines - Chapter Summary

You can utilize this chapter to review topics around dietary guidelines that may appear on the Praxis Family and Consumer Sciences test. With information ranging from dietary needs during different developmental stages to factors that can affect dietary choice, you will certainly be prepared. Once you've studied this chapter, you will be ready for test questions that may ask you to:

  • Define health and wellness
  • Discuss the factors, such as culture and gender, that may influence dietary choices
  • Compare and contrast a balanced and imbalanced diet
  • Describe the food groups in a healthy diet
  • Give examples of a healthy eating plan
  • Explain the nutritional needs of children, teens, and adults
  • Identify the role of the Federal government in public health and nutrition
  • Show how to read a food label

These materials have been prepared and vetted by subject-matter experts, so you can rest assured that you're getting the right information. If questions arise while you're working through these materials, you can ask on-site experts so you're sure to be fully prepared. Everything you need to study will be right at your fingertips in this chapter.

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: Praxis: Wellness & Dietary Guidelines
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Health & Wellness: Definition and Dimensions

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.

Factors that Influence Dietary Choices: Gender, Culture & Other Issues

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.

Making Healthy Nutritional Choices: Habits, Behaviors & Resources

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.

What is a Balanced Diet? - Definition, Plans & Examples

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.

Imbalanced Diet: Effects & Causes

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.

Healthy Diet Planning Guidelines: Nutrients & Food Groups

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.

How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

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.

Children's Nutritional Needs

8. 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.

Nutrition During Adolescence

9. 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.

Nutrition Needs During Adulthood

10. 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.

The Federal Government's Role in Public Health Information

11. 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.

How to Read Food Labels: Understanding Claims & Components

12. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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