Understanding Nutrition Science

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What determines a person's growth rate and size?

Inborn capacity to grow and environmental conditions

How does nutrition impact body size according to the text?

It affects height, weight, and skin fold thickness

What does nutrition science encompass?

Study of foods, nutrients, their action and balance in relation to health and disease

What is the process by which an organism utilizes nutrients according to Robinson's definition?

Ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, utilization, and disposal of end products

What aspect of nutrition affects body performance and longevity?

Good and bad nutrition

Who introduced the first food pyramid?

Sweden's National Board of Health and Welfare

What was the 1992 pyramid introduced by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) called?

Food Guide Pyramid

What did the apex of the first food pyramid mainly consist of?

Supplemental meat, fish, and egg

Who held a lecture on how to illustrate the food groups for the first food pyramid?

Anna-Britt Agnsäter

What was the 2005 update to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) pyramid called?


Test your knowledge of nutrition science with this quiz. Explore the different aspects of normal nutrition, malnutrition, and nutritional status. Learn about the science of foods, nutrients, and their impact on health and disease.

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