SCI 220 Week 1 Nutrition and Health Worksheet


Sci 220 Week 1

Nutrition and Health Worksheet

  1. What is nutrition? Why is nutrition essential to our daily lives?|
  2. What is the connection between nutrition and health?|
  3. What are the six classes of nutrients? What are essential nutrients? What are the sources of nutrients? What do nutrients do?|
  4. How do vitamins and minerals work?|
  5. What does it mean to eat a balanced diet? Why is food choice important for good nutrition?|
  6. What is undernutrition? What is overnutrition?|
  7. Why is physical activity important as it relates to nutrition and health?|
  8. Where might you find dietary recommendations? What are the recommended dietary allowances (RDA)? What are dietary reference intakes (DRIs)?|
  9. The United States Department of Agriculture created a diagram titled MyPlate. What is this diagram? Why should someone study this diagram?|
  10. What are some tools for diet planning?|
  11. What is the calorie intake calculator? What factors does this calculator take into account?|
  12. What are some dangers associated with dieting?|
  13. What is the best way to lose weight? Explain your answer and provide at least one source, formatted consistent with APA guidelines, to support your answer.|
  14. How does exercise influence body weight?|
  15. Consider your personal dietary habits. What are some modifications you might make to promote good health?|
  16. How does today’s society affect our nutritional habits?|