NUTR 225 Ch. 2

  1. Healthful diet
    • Adequate
    • Moderate
    • Balanced
    • Varied
  2. FDA requires food labels (5)
    • 1) Statement of identity
    • 2) Net contents of the package
    • 3) Ingredient list
    • 4) Manufacturer's name and address
    • 5) Nutrition info (Nutrition Facts Panel)
  3. Nutrition Facts Panel: Serving size
    Used to plan appropriate amounts of food
  4. Nutrition Facts Panel: Calories per serving
    Used to determine if a product is relatively high in fat
  5. Nutrition Facts Panel: Percent Daily Value (%DV)
    • 1) Describes how much a serving of food contributes to your total intake of a nutrient
    • 2) Based on a diet of 2,000 kcal/day
    • 3) Can be used to determine if product is low or high in a particular nutrient
  6. Nutrition Facts Panel: Footnote
    Contains general dietary advice for people
  7. MyPyramid emphasizes (6)...
    Physical activity, moderation, personalization, proportionality, variety, gradual improvement
  8. Goals of MyPyramid:
    • 1) Increase the intake of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and essential nutrients
    • 2) Lower the intake of fats and cholesterol and increase the intake of fruits, veggies, and whole grains
    • 3) Balance energy intake with energy expenditure to maintain a healthful body weight
  9. Nutrient density
    The relative amount of nutrients per calorie of food
  10. Phytochemicals
    Compounds in foods found in plants that are beneficial to health (not considered nutrients)
  11. List of Phytochemicals (6)
    Carotenoids, Flavonoids, Phenolic acids, Phytoestrogens, Organosulfur compounds
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NUTR 225 Ch. 2
Chapter 2 for Nutrition 225 Final