Nutrition

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| Module One : Introduction to Nutrition
Hot Sheet | | | | | | | | The following provides you with a "Hot Sheet" of helpful bullet points that you can refer to for information on this module, as well as suggestions for your journal entry for this module. Remember, working though these journal entries at the end of each module will help you create your Final learning statement at the end of the course. So take a moment to use your journal and write down your thoughts to the questions below. | | | | Journal Entry #1 : Preparation for Your Final Learning Statement | | | | So far in this module we have covered the definitions of nutrition and energy, label reading, the USDA Pyramid Food Guidance System, USDA
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Continuing with preparing for your Final Learning Statement, I would like you to:With your MyPyramid plan that you printed out from module 1, please comment on the first three groups of the pyramid and how you did in the last few days. Please comment in your journal whether or not, “half your grains were whole” and whether you consumed the minimum servings for fruits and vegetables. And whether or not you consumed high fiber sources. Also be sure to comment on what you have learned from this particular module. | | | | | | | | * Carbohydrates are our main source of fuel/energy. It maintains a large percentage of our bodies functions. * Sucrose is a common disaccharide that we know as granulated sugar or ‘table sugar.’ * The most common source of sugar found in convenience foods is fructose. Mostly found as ‘high fructose corn syrup’. It is also the main sugar molecule found in fruits or fruit juices. * Fruit drinks claim to be ‘juice’ or ‘all-natural’ can be laded with high fructose corn syrup. * There are two main types of carbohydrates: simple and complex. * A simple carbohydrate is ‘simple’ or small in chemical structure that contain one or two sugar units. * An example of a simple sugar
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