This lesson will discuss nutritional status and how it is assessed. There will be focus on the DRIs including: EAR, RDA, AI and UL.
Caloric requirements and macronutrient composition will be discussed. With this, calorimetry and equations for estimating energy needs will be reviewed.
BMI and Waist Circumference are addressed for determining body composition in relation to assessing nutritional requirements.
There is an activity to assess nutritional needs of Canadians and a case study to determine BMI and macronutrient needs.
Be able to analyze individual nutrient intake and compare it with recommended intakes
Understand the Dietary Reference Intakes
Identify positive and negative trends in nutritional status in different age groups in Canada, and determine what changes need to be made to improve them
Prepare food items that meet the nutritional recommendations
Ontario curriculum expectations covered in this lesson include: B4.1, B4.2, B4.4