Have you ever wondered what exactly is in the foods you eat that leads to the development of disease over time?
You may have heard of a family member being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or perhaps you know of someone who has a child with autism or ADHD. The development of these and other conditions such as heart disease and Alzheimer's are a direct result of dietary habits. What you eat determines how your genes behave. This tutorial is designed to introduce teens to the minimum information they need to make informed choices about the food they eat so they may improve their chances of having and maintaining good health throughout their lifespan. This information is extremely important for those teens who decide to become romantically involved with a partner and foresee having children.
The tutorial consists of four modules of instruction and can be considered a crash course in nutrition. There is a book that goes with the instruction. It can be purchased online or borrowed from your local library. At the end of this page, click on the book cover to find out how to get it online.
Tutorial Learning Goals
1. Identify environmental and dietary factors that impact gene regulation leading to health or disease.
2. Examine the western dietary pattern over the last forty years and determine changes in the overall consumption of specific foods.
3. Survey kitchen cupboards, refrigerator and freezer to identify food or food ingredients containing toxic substances that may impact gene function.
4. Recognize available resources for improving their family's diet and health.
Requirements for Success
1. Find a friend or relative to do the tutorial with you.
2. Complete all reading assignments in your book and do all of the activities in each of the three modules.
3. Answer the discussion questions for each module of instruction and discuss your answers with your friend or relative. Think "book study group."
Book and Tutorial Access
Dufault, R. (2017). Unsafe At Any Meal: What the FDA Does Not Want You To Know About the Foods You Eat.
Order your book on Amazon.com or at Barnes and Noble. Once you have your book in hand you may click on this link to enter the tutorial. [Enter Tutorial Here.]
Click on the bookcover below to order your book on Amazon.
Copyright March 2017 by Food Ingredient and Health Research Institute, PO Box 1055, Naalehu, HI, 96772 Email questions or concerns to Renee Dufault at firstname.lastname@example.org