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Nutrition, Day 4&5, Week2/3

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Nutrition, Day 4&5, Week2/3 nsc170

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These are notes from the lecture, supplemented with notes from the book
Nutrition Food and You
Dr. Ricketts
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nutrition science, intro to nutrition, nutrition, Science
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Date Created: 09/12/16
Nutrition, Food, and You  NSC 170C1  Dr. Ricketts  Wednesday 8/31/16    Bolded words are key words  Important concepts, noted by professor, are highlighted  *clicker questions which could be test questions     Unit 2  1. Epidemiology​ is an observational study (ie. you aren’t changing anything)  a. You can ​not​ determine cause and effect from this type of study  b. You can determine relationships/correlations with this study  2. Intervention​ is where the researcher actually makes changes  a. You can control more variables with this type of study so you can determine  cause and effect with this type of study  3. Nutrition Misinformation  a. If you already know a lot of nutrition facts, evaluate the sources of your nutrition  facts  b. Consider whether or not you rely on magazines or the internet  c. Evaluate the validity of the sources  d. Because of the ​First Amendment, ​  advertisers can say whatever they want and  provide false claims. FDA can’t do anything unless it’s harmful  4. To be a skeptical consumer, consider:  a. Salespeople  i. Their primary goal could certainly be motivated to sell you products  b. Nutrition “experts”  i. Who qualifies this expert?  c. Claims that the product was “scientifically tested” or “clinically tested at a major  university”  i. Who was it tested on?  d. Red flags  i. Too quick and easy  ii. Scare tactics  iii. “Money back” guarantees  iv. Testimonials and anecdotes  v. Promotion of a product's benefits while overlooking risks  e. The internet  i. Use multiple sites, especially government sites (.gov)  ii. Relies primarily on sites that are sponsored by groups of qualified health  professionals   iii. Be s​keptical of information on blogs and on websites trying to sell things  iv. A careful consumer of nutrition information:  1. Avoids sites that include disclaimers  2. Does not trust sites that “attack” a medical or scientific establishment  3. Avoids sites that provide online diagnoses/treatments  4. Avoids giving personal information  5. Video from a weight loss plan  a. Avoid artificial sweeteners, soy milk, oj, whole wheat bread, margarine  b. Uses many “scare tactics”  c. Every example is taken to extremes  d. “Certified nutritionist” (that isn’t a legitimate credential)  e. Video claims that artificial sugar turns to fat, but it doesn’t  f. Claims orange juice is worse than soda, but its not because OJ has other  important vitamins and minerals  6. Nutrition Experts  a. If you have questions about food or nutrition, where do you find factual answers?  b. Should you ask your friends or coaches?  c. Who can be trusted to provide the facts?  d. Whats a “certified nutritionist”?  i. Not a legitimate certification  ii. Legit is ​registered dietitian  iii. Nutrition Professors and Registered Dietitians  iv. Nutrition professors  1. Doctoral degrees  2. Extensive educational backgrounds  3. Teach nutrition courses and/or conduct nutrition research  v. Registered dietitians (RDs) or registered dietitian nutritionists  (RDNs)  1. College­trained healthcare professionals  2. Certified and/or registered   Unit 3  1. The Many Recommendations  a. Various agency work on using research to set standard and recommendations for  a healthy population  i. Dietary guidelines for americans  1. Very broad diet and lifestyle recommendation  ii. DRI’s  1. Very specific nutrient intakes based on gender/age  iii. MyPlate  1. Easy visual to achieve DRI’s  iv. Nutrition Facts Panel  1. Product comparison guide  b. Dietary guidelines for Americans, 2015  i. Nutrition related lifestyle  ii. Promote nutritional status and health  1. Maintain caloric balance over time to achieve and sustain a  healthy weight  2. Focus on consuming nutrient dense foods and beverages  iii. Key components:  1. Balance calories to manage weight   2. Foods and food components to reduce  3. Foods and nutrients to increase  iv. Activity comparing foods ­> choose most nutrient dense, whole foods  v. DRIs: Dietary Reference Intakes  1. Energy and nutrients  2. Diet planning  3. Dietary adequacy evaluation  vi. Recommended daily allowance (RDA)  1. Standard for most of the healthy population  2. Margin of safety  3. Represents the recommendation for 98% of the population for  things like Vitamin C where you can’t really have too much  vii. Adequate Intakes (AI)  1. Used for nutrients like Vitamin D which are harder to test for  viii. Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL)  1. Highest average amount of intake that is unlikely to be harmful  2. Risk of toxicity disorder if you go over  ix. EAR: Estimated Average Requirement  1. Not used for individuals, more for public health  *The guidelines are created to represent values for a ​healthy i​ ndividual  *The RDA’s, EARs, AIs, and UL’s identify values for m ​ icronutrients  x. AMDR: Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges  1. Ranges for carbohydrates, proteins, and fats  2. Dietary adequacy  xi. Estimated Energy Requirement (EER)  1. Average daily energy intake to match output  2. Healthy people  3. Weight maintenance (energy balance)  4. Factors  a. Physical activity  b. Height weight  c. Gender  d. Life stage  xii. MyPlate (2011)  1. MyPyramid  2. Interactive Dietary and menu planning guide  3. Five different food groups  a. Fruits, vegetables, protein foods, grains, and dairy  4. Fats and limited empty calories  5. Tools for children, pregnant, breastfeeding women  *Which of the following recommendations provides a visual for following a healthy diet? MyPlate 


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