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Food and Nutrition EconomicsFundamentals for Health Sciences$
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George C. Davis and Elena L. Serrano

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199379118

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199379118.001.0001

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Food, Nutrients, and Health: An Overview

Food, Nutrients, and Health: An Overview

(p.3) 1 Food, Nutrients, and Health: An Overview
Food and Nutrition Economics

George C. Davis

Elena L. Serrano

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 begins by covering key concepts in nutrition, including the function of nutrients and foods in overall health and the leading causes of death in the US. It then discusses the major nutrition recommendation formats designed to ideally simplify healthy food choices, such as the Nutrition Facts Label, MyPlate, and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The chapter closes with a presentation and discussion of some of the most common nutrition indices used in practice and research for measuring overall nutrient and diet quality.

Keywords:   macro and micronutrients, dietary recommendations, nutrition metrics, Nutrition Facts Panel, MyPlate, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, nutrition indices

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