Nutrition Overview
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Nutrition Overview

Learn about the study of food, how the body utilizes it, the importance of quantity and quality of food, and the process by which food is utilized for growth and maintenance of body functions. This overview also covers social, economic, cultural, and psychological implications of food and eating.

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Which of the following best describes the basic function of nutrition?

To maintain life and promote optimum health

What do nutrients in food primarily do in the body?

Provide heat and energy, build and repair body tissues, and regulate body processes

How are nutrients classified according to their function?

As either organic or inorganic compounds

Which of the following is an example of an organic compound found in food?

<p>Protein</p> Signup and view all the answers

What unit of energy is commonly used in human nutrition?

<p>Kilogram calorie (kcal)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of studying nutrition?

<p>Understanding how the body utilizes food for growth and maintenance</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the fuel factor for fat in terms of calories per gram?

<p>9 cal</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Basal Metabolic Rate measure?

<p>Energy needed by the body at rest</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which nutrient group is vulnerable to destruction?

<p>Vitamins</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) based on?

<p>Requirement of a nutrient for half of the healthy population</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) reflect?

<p>Average daily energy intake to maintain balance and health</p> Signup and view all the answers

What do Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR) provide?

<p>Ranges of intakes for energy nutrients to reduce disease risk</p> Signup and view all the answers

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