CH. 8 Dietary Guidelines


What do the dietary guidelines do for Americans?

What it means to be at health risk is that the likelihood of developing health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers.

What it means to be on a diet is basically a eating plan.

Getting enough nutrients within your calorie needs.

The four factors that determine calorie needs are age, gender, activity level, and whether you are trying to lose, maintain, or gain weight.

Nutrient-dense foods are foods with a lot of nutrients, but low in calories.

How to maintain a healthy weight.

A risk factor is a condition that increases your chances of developing a problem.

Health problems related to too much body fat are diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, and some types of cancer.

Health risks for being under weight may suffer health problems and may need to increase their weight.

A suggestion for losing weight are be more active and small decreases in food and beverage calories.

Suggestions for being physically active every day

2 ways active living helps you are controls your weight and strengthens your heart and lungs.

A teen should get 60 minutes or more a day in their daily routine.

2 guidelines for including physical activity into your daily schedule are use stairs than the elevator, and help with chores.

Importance of whole grains, fruit,vegetables and milk

3 reasons these foods are healthy because they are nutrient rich, cholesterol free, and naturally low in fats and calories.

2 health benefits of these foods are they help protect against heart disease, and cancer.

3 ways too include these foods in your diet are eat fruit instead of a sugary dessert, drink yogurt smoothies for a snack, and make whole grain products the star of your meal.

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