As noted in the textbook, “Of the
leading causes of death listed in Table 1-1, four are directly related to
nutrition, and another – motor vehicle and other accidents – is related to
drinking alcohol” (Sizer and Whitney, 2013). Expanding on the information
from the quote above, please provide a comprehensive response to the following
Explain why nutrition is important and how it impacts
physical and mental health.
Differentiate the six classes of nutrients and explain
how they individually and collectively help us to maintain our health
Describe the five characteristics of a healthy diet and
provide a dietary example for each.
Explain how nutrition is a science and how the
scientific method is used in this field.
Summarize the four different types of studies (case,
epidemiological, intervention, and laboratory studies) and explain the use
of research in the development of dietary guidelines.
Briefly define and provide a diet-related example for
each of the stages of behavior change.
Explain the role of competence, confidence, and
motivation in behavior change.
This assignment must be a minimum of
three pages in length (excluding title and references pages) in APA format as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Use subheadings to help organize your
paper. Include a minimum of two scholarly resources, cited according to APA
style. At least one of your resources must be from the Ashford University