AY Honor Nutrition - Advanced Requirements used by North American Division

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Nutrition - Advanced

Skill Level






Approval authority

North American Division

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Nutrition - Advanced
Household Arts
Skill Level
Approval authority
North American Division
Year of Introduction
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1. Have the Nutrition honor.

2. Read a book about Nutrition.

3. Do the following:

a. Keep a food diary on yourself for one week using a computer program and/or nutrition app.

b. Calculate (many computer programs or apps will do this automatically) the total nutrients for each day of the following: calories, protein, carbohydrates, total fat, saturated fat, iron, calcium, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin C or ascorbic acid.

4. How does this compare with the Dietary Reference Intake chart?

5. Explain why a high fiber diet is important, and tell how this can be obtained.

6. Name three diseases due to malnutrition, and describe the symptoms of each.

7. What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?

8. What advice would you give a person who decided to be a total vegetarian?

9. What is the difference between saturated and unsaturated fats? Which is the most healthful, and why?

10. Why is it advisable to use less sugar in the diet? List several ways in which this may be accomplished.

11. What are amino acids? How many are needed to make all the proteins in the body? What is meant by essential amino acids? How many of them are essential? Where can you get all the essential amino acids?

12. Know the difference between water and fat soluble vitamins. What are two common vitamins that are fat soluble? What are two vitamins that are water soluble?

13. Using the book Counsels on Diet and Foods by Ellen G. White, write a paragraph on the benefits of a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.

14. Explain why you need to balance exercise with your food intake. Why is it important not to take excessive amounts of some vitamins and minerals?