Nutrition Health Worksheet

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University of Phoenix Material Nutrition and Health Worksheet Use Ch. 1 of Contemporary Nutrition, Ch. 2 of Visualizing Nutrition, supplemental course materials, the University Library, the Internet, or other resources to answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be 75 to 100 words. |What is nutrition? Why is nutrition essential to our daily lives? | |Nutrition is The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth. Nutrition as it applies to our daily| |lives means that we take in what we need to maintain our body’s healthy state. Nutrition has become an important word thanks to | |the involvement of the USDA in our daily food requirements, and the FDA’s involvement in determining what is and is not dangerous| |for us to consume. | |What is the connection between nutrition and health? | |There is a big connection between nutrition and health. With a poor nutrition your health will automatically jeopardize your | |health. A good nutrition ensures that a person stays healthy. Study after study has shown that people who eat whole foods rich in| |nutrients enjoy vital health, longer life and a reduced risk of many diseases. Eating nutrient-rich foods can also help people to| |maintain healthy body weight; being overweight or obese has been found to be linked to numerous chronic diseases. | |What are the six classes of nutrients? What are essential nutrients? What are the sources of nutrients? What do nutrients do? | |There are six classes of nutrients and they are water, protein, Carbohydrate, fat, vitamins, and minerals.

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