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?
What is the connection between nutrition and
What are the six classes of nutrients? What
are essential nutrients? What are the sources of nutrients? What do nutrients
How do vitamins and minerals work?
What does it mean to eat a balanced diet? Why
is food choice important for good nutrition?
What is undernutrition? What is overnutrition?
Why is physical activity important as it
relates to nutrition and health?
Where might you find dietary recommendations?
What are the recommended dietary allowances (RDA)? What are dietary reference
The United States Department of Agriculture
created a diagram titled MyPlate. What is this diagram? Why should someone
study this diagram?
What are some tools for diet planning?
What is the calorie intake calculator? What
factors does this calculator take into account?
What are some dangers associated with dieting?
is the best way to lose weight? Explain your answer and provide at least one
source, formatted consistent with APA guidelines, to support your answer.
How does exercise influence body weight?
Consider your personal dietary habits. What
are some modifications you might make to promote good health?
does today’s society affect our nutritional habits?
Do not try and only use in-text citations to answer questions.