Food and Nutrition 1021 – Lesley Macaskill – Lecture 001
Wednesday, September 11 th
Office: Room 210, Ursuline Hall – Second floor. Best way to be reached is through email, goes without
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Each of the terms listed below are worth 1 mark.
Style/Creativity/Relevance to students
Why do people choose the food they eat?
Time of day
Comfort Peer Pressure
Food – any substance you can consume and use to enable the body to stay alive and grow. Food has to
be a source of nutrients (and other bio-active substances). It must also be culturally/socially acceptable.
Nutrition – the study of: how food nourishes the body; nutrients in foods and in the body; human
behaviours related to food.
Nutrition is a new and emerging science.
Is it easy to eat well?
Not necessarily in NorthAmerica. Europe is set up better than us in that regard.Alot of it has to do
with life style.
Cancer is the number one killer 29.6% -- 70558 deaths
Heart disease & stroke 27% (21% & 6%) -- 50,722 & 13,870 deaths
Chronic respiratory 4.6% -- 10,923 deaths
The study of how individual differences in genes affect the body's response to diet and nutrition.
Goal is to be able to provide individualized nutrition recommendations based on a person's genetic
Diseases/conditions affected by genetic variations:type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease,
What is malnutrition
Imbalances Excess of nutrients
Any of these can take a toll on health.
Chemical substances in foods
Can provide energy, structure, and regulation of body processes
Required for growth, maintenance and reproduction.
Nutrients that must be provided in the diet because the body either cannot make them or cannot make
them in sufficient quantities to satisfy our needs.
Nutrients that give us energy ar