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Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet

by: Myrissa Webb

Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet ntri 2000

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Lecture on 8/25/16
Dr. Kevin W Huggins
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Myrissa Webb on Thursday August 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ntri 2000 at Auburn University taught by Dr. Kevin W Huggins in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views.


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Date Created: 08/25/16
Guidelines for Designing a Healthy Diet Philosophy that works  "Consume a variety of foods balanced by a moderate intake of each food"  Control how much you eat  Pay attention to what you eat  Stay physically active A Healthful Diet is varied 1 Variety  Eating many different food from within any given food group 2 Balance  Provides the correct proportion of nutrients and calories  Select food from all of the food groups Focus on nutrient-dense food   Nutrient Density: Focuses on nutrient content. Amount of nutrients/calories in food. Low nutrient density = "Empty Calories" 3 Moderation  Portion control  Don’t over consume a specific nutrient  Energy Density: Comparison of kcal content with the weight of the food. Eat less energy dense food. 4 Adequacy  Provides enough of the energy, essential nutrients, and fiber Malnutrition  Any condition caused by deficiency (undernutrition) or excess (over nutrition) of nutrition Dietary Guidelines for Americans  Created to promote optimal nutrient intake and diet composure  Reduce the risk of chronic diseases  Intended for healthy children (>2 years) and adults Foods and Food Components to Reduce  Sodium  SoFAS (Solid Fats and Added Sugar)  Refined Grains Foods/Nutrients to increase  Fruits Vegetables  Whole Grains  Dairy  Lean meats, eggs, nuts, plant oils MYPLATE  Balance calories  Enjoy your food  Avoid oversized portions  Make half your plate fruit and veggies  Make at least half your grains whole  Switch to fat free or low-fat milk  Reduce Sodium  Drink water instead of sugary drinks


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