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Nutrition

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Transcript of Nutrition

NUTRITION
Nutrition Defined:
"The science of foods and the nutrients they contain, and of their actions within the body (including ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism, and excretion)"
What is Nutrition & Why it is Important?
“Food nourishes the body and gives us energy to get through each day. Healthy eating is fundamental to good health and is a key element in healthy human development, from the prenatal and early childhood years to later like stages. Healthy eating is equally important in reducing the risk of many chronic diseases”

What's it to You?
Average Caloric Intake of College Students
"The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison"

Pizza 250 Cal. / 1 Slice
Fried Foods 285 Cal. / 6 Pc Fried Chicken
Hot Dogs 190 Cal. / 1 Hot Dog
Burgers 380 Cal. / 1 Hamburger

Coffee 250 Cal. / 1 Medium Cup
(Tim's French Vanilla)
Energy Drinks (Monster) 120 Cal. / 1 Can
Alcohol (Labatt beer) 88 Cal. / 1 Can
Soda 180 Cal. / 1 Can
"Having the amount and type of food recommended and following the tips in Canada's Food Guide will help:

1. Meet your needs for vitamins, minerals and other nutrients

2. Reduce your risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain types of cancer & osteoporosis

3. Contribute to your overall health and vitality"
Steps to Building a Healthy Eating Pattern
"Select an eating pattern that meets nutrient needs over time at an appropriate calorie level

Account for all foods & beverages consumed and assess how they fit within a total healthy eating pattern

Follow food safety recommendations when preparing & eating foods to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses"
(Brady-Rolfes, Hammond, Piche, & Whitney, 2013)
(Brady- Rolfes, Hammond, Piche & Whitney, 2013)
(Health Canada, 2013)
(Health Canada, 2013)
Dietary Restrictions for Individuals Over 50
Brady-Rolfes, S., Hammond, G., Piche, L.A., & Whitney, E., (2013) J. Wood (Ed), Toronto, ON: Nelson Education LTD.
References
Health Canada, (2013, December 10). Retrieved from www.hc-sc.gc.ca
www.fitwatch.com
Relevance to Nursing
The importance of nutrition is becoming more evident in today's society. As countries continue to develop and grow, the amount of unhealthy "fast" food that individuals consume is also increasing. A nurse's obligation is to continually educate and promote good health and nutrition using various teaching methods available, such as: media, brochures, presentations and most of all by being an example of healthy living. In doing this, nurses will help to prevent unhealthy eating habits and continue to promote awareness among the growing population.
"A proper diet reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, bone loss, cancer and anemia. Also, eating sensibly means consuming fewer calories and more nutrient-dense foods.
Key nutrients are essential for the brain to do its job. People who eat a selection of brightly colored fruit, leafy vegetables, and fish and nuts packed with omega-3 fatty acids can improve focus and decrease risk for Alzheimers disease"

(National Institute on Aging, 2012)
National Institute on Aging. (2012, March ). Health & aging. Retrieved from http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/healthy-eating-after-50
(Health Canada, 2013)
(www.fitwatch.com)
-Ann Wigmore
(Brady- Rolfes, Hammond, Piche & Whitney, 2013)

(2013). Retrieved from wwww.https://youTube.com
(Health Canada, 2013)
Summary
The way in which we promoted our topic is in accordance with the Explanatory Theory, under the Health Belief Model. By using this method we are able to help in facilitating personal health practices.
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