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.

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