Module Eight - Creating a Safe Food Environment at Home
During this final module of instruction, you will learn about the three major macromolecules required to maintain good health and how to obtain them from the current food supply. You will learn how to create a healthy food environment in your home.
1. Become familiar with the three major macromolecules the body needs to thrive and how to obtain them from the current food supply.
2. Explain whether or not Americans are meeting their dietary recommendations for fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
3. Recognize how excessive fructose intake can lead to fatty liver disease over time.
4. Describe foods high in protein and zinc and understand their role in healthy gene function.
5. Recognize the changes you can make to ensure a safe and healthy food environment in your home.
1. Read Chapter 8 of your Unsafe At Any Meal book.
2. View the video of Dr. Lustig's fructose talk presented by the University of California at the following link: https://youtu.be/dBnniua6-oM
3. Survey your kitchen cupboards and refrigerator to identify foods that are both high in zinc and protein. Use Table 8.1 in your book as a guide. Write down the foods that you find.
4. Answer the discussion questions and talk about them with your friend or study group.
1. From reading Chapter 8, discuss whether or not your dietary intake of fats meets the recommendations. What can you do to improve your overall fat intake (e.g. omega-3, omega-6)?
2. In conducting your kitchen survey, what foods did you find that were both high in zinc and protein? Is there room for improvement in your dietary intake of the foods listed in Table 8.1?
3. How has your food environment changed at home over the last eight weeks? Have you learned how to create a healthy food environment in your home? Are you now eating the right kinds of carbohydrates, proteins and fats?
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