TAMU NUTR 202 - Food labeling and Digestion (6 pages)

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Food labeling and Digestion


Food labeling and choices that depend on it, digestion pathways, important organs for digestion, how food is broken down.

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Texas A&M University

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NUTR 202 1nd Edition Lecture 5 Food Labeling provide information about nutrient compositions help make healthy food choices how particular food item fits into overall meal plan Components of Nutrition Facts Panel Title Serving size is a standardized reference amount Servings per container Calories per serving Calories from fat Amount of nutrients per serving i e total fat cholesterol sodium total carbohydrates fiber protein Percentage of Daily Values DV Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet Serving size influence number of calories and all the nutrient amounts listed Calorie amount is a measure of how much energy you get from a serving size Want to limit saturated fat trans fat cholesterol and sodium Want to get enough of dietary fiber Vitamin A vitamin C calcium and iron Note that daily values are recommendations for a 2 000 calorie diet Ingredient List Lists contents in order from most abundant to least abundant based on weight Required for foods with more than one ingredient These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Helpful for people with allergies or who are avoiding certain ingredients for example animal products Content claims Standard statements established by the Food and Drug Administration FDA that highlight a nutrient or characteristic of a food that might be of interest to consumers such as fat free or low sodium IMPORTANT HEALTHY low in the bad stuff but 10 A C Fe Ca Protein or Fiber FRESH raw never frozen or heated no preservatives HIGH SOURCE 20 or more of Daily Value a k a High Rich Excellent Source GOOD SOURCE 10 19 Daily Value MORE at least 10 of D V a k a Fortified Enriched Added Start of Ch 3 Digestion Before eating brain sends messages you are hungry releasing saliva Shows main goals of digestion processes 3 macronutrients to provide energy and other fxns We ingest food so its digested into small particles absorbed and the food

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