NUTR EXAM 1
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Science of how living organisms obtain and use food to support all the processes required for existence
Disciplines within the study of nutrition
- • Food production and availability
- • Why people choose to eat certain things
- • Cultural influences on food intake and nutritional status
- • How the body breaks down food and uses it for chemical and mechanical processes
Scientists who study nutrition in immunology, medicine, genetics, biology, physiology, biochemistry, education, psychology, sociology
Nutrition professionals who help people make dietary changes and food choices to support a healthy lifestyle.
6 Main Nutrient Categories - Based upon chemical structure and composition
A substance that must be obtained from the diet, because the body cannot make it in required amounts
A substance found in food and used by the body to promote health but not required to be consumed in the diet
CONDITIONALLY ESSENTIAL NUTRIENT
Normally nonessential nutrient that, under some circumstances, becomes essential
The class of nutrients that we need to consume in relatively large quantities (Water, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids/Fats)
The class of nutrients that we need to consume in relatively small quantities (Vitamins, Minerals)
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