Proper nutrition is one of the
most important components of wellness. It is difficult to be healthy when
experiencing nutritional deficiencies or excesses. Poor eating habits have been
linked to a variety of diseases and disorders detrimental to physical
health—most notably diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain types of
cancer. Additionally, mental functioning and emotional mood states can be
altered by nutritional deficiencies. Although nutrition can at times be complex
and confusing, an overriding theme for good health is the need for an individual
to eat a variety of foods, in moderation. Indeed, if most individuals followed
this simple advice, there would be far less individual morbidity and mortality,
and probably no national healthcare crises.
2. Complete Assessment Activities 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, and 8.4 found at the end of chapter 8 in your textbook. Send a brief report about these assessments to the instructor in MS Word format.
3. Scan the major news websites for nutrition related articles. Write a brief description of at least 1 news story related to nutrition and your opinion about it. Your report should be about 1/2 page. E-mail your report to the instructor in MS Word format. Some of the major sites include http://www.usatoday.com http://www.msnbc.com http://www.cnn.com and others of your choice.