PSYC 123 - Lecture 3 - Biology, Nutrition and Health I: What We Eat

Lecture 3 - Biology, Nutrition and Health I: What We Eat

Overview

This lecture focuses on how people measure nutrition and what it means for health. Professor Brownell reviews methods to track food intake, from a population level to an individual level, emphasizing methods and measurement error as well as portion underestimation. The definition of a calorie and how it is measured are also discussed, as well as people's changing relationships with macronutrients and micronutrients in food and with water.

 

Assignment

Brownell, Food Fight, Ch. 2 (pp. 21-52)

Jenkins, "Too Much Sugar, Too Much Carbohydrate, or Just Too Much?"

Casagrande, "Have Americans Increased Their Fruit and Vegetable Intake?"

Course Media

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