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HNF 150 Fall 2016

by: Jessica Kwalli

HNF 150 Fall 2016 HNF 150

Jessica Kwalli
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These notes are strictly based on the first week's lecture, which was pretty much the intro to Human Nutrition.
Intro to Human Nutrition
K. Alaimo
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Vocabulary, definitions, textbook notes, Lecture Notes, HNF 150




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jessica Kwalli on Monday August 1, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HNF 150 at Michigan State University taught by K. Alaimo in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Intro to Human Nutrition in Science at Michigan State University.

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Date Created: 08/01/16
Chapter 1- Food Choices and Human Health  What is health?  Your complete physical, emotional, and mental well being.  Ex. If you’re not happy emotionally (or depressed) you’re not healthy. Health aspects:  Emotional  Physical  Social  Environmental  Spiritual  Mental What is nutrition?  Study of nutrients (water, carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals) in food. Also referred to as the study of human behaviors based on their food intake. What are nutrients?  Components of food necessary to the body’s functioning. o Nutrients must be obtained from an external source because we can’t make them ourselves.  Examples of nutrients: Vitamin C and Calcium Which nutrients have calories?  Carbs, proteins and fats What is nutrient density?  Foods full of nutrients that are low in calories.  Ex. Whole foods Nutritious (optimal) diet:  Maximizes health  Prevents nutrient deficiencies  Decreases risks for chronic disease Diseases related to nutrition:  Poor resistance to disease  Iron deficiency (anemia)  Vitamin deficiencies  Toxicities  Mineral deficiencies Genetic diseases not related to nutrition:  Down Syndrome  Hemophilia  Sickle cell What are calories used for in nutrition?  Unit used to measure energy Calories = Energy 1 calorie = amount of heat added to raise temperature of 1 liter of water 1 degree Celsius 2


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