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Nutrition During the Teen Years. Ch 5 Lesson 1. Importance of Good Nutrition. Enhance Quality of Life/ Prevent Disease Provides Calories and Nutrients your body needs Calories- units of heat that measure energy used by the body and the energy that foods supply to the body

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Nutrition during the teen years

Nutrition During the Teen Years

Ch 5 Lesson 1


Importance of good nutrition

Importance of Good Nutrition

  • Enhance Quality of Life/ Prevent Disease

  • Provides Calories and Nutrients your body needs

    • Calories- units of heat that measure energy used by the body and the energy that foods supply to the body

      • You need calories….think of food as fuel!!

    • Nutrients- substances in food that your body needs to grow, to repair itself, and to supply you with energy


Influences on food choices

Influences on Food Choices

Why do you think you choose the foods that you do?

VS


Hunger and appetite

Hunger and Appetite

  • Hunger- is a natural physical drive that protects you from starvation

    • Walls of stomach contract and stretch influencing nerve endings….hunger/full

  • Appetite- a desire, rather than a need to eat

    • Something smells good

    • Being social

    • Examples?


Food and emotions

Food and Emotions

  • Food can be used to meet emotional needs

    • Sad, frustrated, angry, happy

    • People may eat more or less depending on each person

    • Examples of emotional eating?

  • Using food to soothe emotions can be very detrimental to health

    • Negative eating cycle

      • Eat because sad….sad because eating


Food and your environment

Food and Your Environment

  • Family, Friends and Peers

    • Examples??

  • Cultural and Ethnic background

    • Traditional foods

    • Certain ethnic foods

  • Convenience and Cost

    • What is available

    • What is cheap

  • Advertising

    • What looks good on TV?


Nutrition throughout the lifespan

Nutrition throughout the lifespan

  • Adolescence is your fastest period of growth…nutrition very important for proper growth

  • Healthful balanced eating plan also helps prevent unhealthful weight gain, obesity, and type 2 diabetes

    • Healthy choices now lowers your risk of developing many life-threatening conditions as you get older; heart disease, stroke, cancers, and osteoporosis


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