Nutrition : A Lifetime of Nourishment

Text: Sizer, F. &
Whitney, E. (2013). Nutrition: Concepts and
Controversies
(13th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning.

A Lifetime of Nourishment 

As noted in the textbook, “Of the
leading causes of death listed in Table 1-1, four are directly related to
nutrition, and another – motor vehicle and other accidents – is related to
drinking alcohol” (Sizer and Whitney, 2013).  Expanding on the information
from the quote above, please provide a comprehensive response to the following
statements:

  • Explain why nutrition is important and how it impacts
    physical and mental health.
  • Differentiate the six classes of nutrients and explain
    how they individually and collectively help us to maintain our health
    status.
  • Describe the five characteristics of a healthy diet and
    provide a dietary example for each.
  • Explain how nutrition is a science and how the
    scientific method is used in this field.
  • Summarize the four different types of studies (case,
    epidemiological, intervention, and laboratory studies) and explain the use
    of research in the development of dietary guidelines.
  • Briefly define and provide a diet-related example for
    each of the stages of behavior change.
  • Explain the role of competence, confidence, and
    motivation in behavior change.

This assignment must be a minimum of
three pages in length (excluding title and references pages) in APA format as
outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. Use subheadings to help organize your
paper. Include a minimum of two scholarly resources, cited according to APA
style. At least one of your resources must be from the Ashford University
Library.