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Food Health & Well-Being For New Zealanders

By | Copyright Year:2005 | ISBN-13: 9780170962889

Published:15/07/2004
Food plays a major role in health and well-being yet for many people in New Zealand poor nutrition and bad eating habits will lead to illness and early death. We live in times of enormous food choice, heavily promoted fast foods and changing eating habits, so it essential that we all know about good nutrition and healthy eating.

Food, Health and Well-being for New Zealanders is an up-to-date comprehensive text which provides a clear understanding of food and nutrition in a New Zealand context.

The book is divided into 33 units which are grouped in five major sections.

• Diet and Hauora/Well-being
• Nutrients in Our Food
• Diet-related Health Conditions
• New Zealand Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Specific Groups
• Food safety

Each section is supported by student-centred activities which direct students to an understanding of food, good health and nutrition.

This text is an essential resource for the curriculum areas of Food Technology, Nutrition, Health and Physical Education.

CONTENTS

Part One: Diet And Hauora/Well-Being
The New Zealand diet
A nutrition policy
Food choices

Part Two: Nutrients In Our Food
Nutrients in our food
Carbohydrates
Protein
Lipids: Fats and oils
Energy
Vitamins
Minerals
Calcium
Iron
Sodium and iodine
Fluoride, zinc, selenium and water

Part Three: Diet-Related Health Conditions
Diet related health conditions
Coronary heart disease
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Diabetes
Cancer
Eating Disorders: Anorexia nervosa & bulimia nervosa
Obesity
Osteoprosis
Food allergy and intolerance

Part Four: New Zealand Food and Nutrition Guidelines
The food and nutrition guidelines and the healthy food pyramid
Healthy eating for adult New Zealanders
Healthy eating for children (2-12 years)
Healthy eating for adolescents
Healthy eating pregnant women
Healthy eating breast-feeding women
Healthy eating babies and toddlers (0-2 years)
Healthy eating for older people

Part Five: Food Safety
Safe Food Handling

Food Composition Tables
Glossary
Acknowledgements
Index

$35.91