Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ethical issues in human nutrition

There are several issues to consider when choosing what we eat and what we buy to eat. Is it ok for us to consume animal products such as honey, eggs, milk and meat?  What are the ethical issues concerning including … Continue reading

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Playing doctors

We are going to do a little role-playing.  Here are two scenarios: You are a new mother of a 2 week old baby.  Throughout your pregnancy you read a lot about breastfeeding vs bottle-feeding.  At your first doctor’s appointment since giving birth, the … Continue reading

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Cellular respiration

This refers to syllabus 3.7 and 8.1 Respiration is NOT breathing!  Ok, now I’ve got that off my chest, let’s continue 🙂 This is going to be some of the more challenging work we cover, but it is good stuff!  Start with this presentation.  … Continue reading

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Energy in human diets

Did you know that per 100g, carbohydrates and proteins contain similar amounts of energy whereas fats contain more than double that?  Actual figures are: 1760 kJ for carbohydrates, 1720 kJ for protein and 4000 kJ for fats (per 100g). Differences exist between various ethnic groups in … Continue reading

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Nutritional analysis

You have been asked to keep a food diary over the past few days.  In class we will use this database to input everything we ate or drank for a 24 hr period, and find out how healthy our daily diet is… … Continue reading

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Options, options!

So, now we begin the last part of the course, that is the option section.  We’ll start with OPTION A – Human nutrition and health.  I think you will find this a relatively easy option, hopefully interesting, and certainly relevant.  To get … Continue reading

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