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GGR107H1 Study Guide - Final Guide: Food Sovereignty, Scurvy, Kwashiorkor


Department
Geography
Course Code
GGR107H1
Professor
Charles Z Levkoe
Study Guide
Final

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Exam Review Lecture 8
Lecture 8
Food Security and nutrition
Definition
Health: a state of complete physical, mental and social well being not just
the absence of disease
There are other impacts on health
Nutrition: taking in and use of food and other nourishing material by the
body to maintain its normal condition of life and growth
Science is coming up with technology for nutrition
Nutrition
1. Carbohydrates: energy and fibre
2. Fats (lipids): energy source during periods of fasting
3. Proteins: provide amino acids needed to build and maintain tissues
4. Vitamins: organic compounds that build tissue, regulate body processes
Fat soluble vs. water soluble
5. Minerals: inorganic compounds that regulate fluids, maintain bones and blood
etc.
Major minerals vs. trace minerals
6. Water maintain fluids
Food Guides
Board has powers have changed
What drives our Food choices
Taste and enjoyment
Culture and environment
Social reasons and trends
Weight concerns and body image
Advertising
Time, convenience, cost
Habits and emotions
Definitions continued...
Malnutrition: state of bad/poor nutrition that is due to inadequate food
intake, imbalance of nutrition, improper distribution of nutrients or over
nutrition
Kwashiorkor:
Helps with protein deficiencies
Scurvy
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