Food & Nutrition

food and Nutrition

Foodservice managers, supervisors, and staff of Dietitians manage the facilities in the foodservice operations area. This group of dedicated staff members ensures that the food being served to patients, residents, and customers are quality, nutritious, and safe and that it ensures compliance with special dietary requirements.

The patient prepares food fresh for food and breakfast. The certified and trained staff is ready to cook using the cook/chill method. Meals are based on a non-selected menu cycle.

If you comply with the food preferences for your diet they can be relayed to your primary care provider, nurse, or delivering or picking up trays for nutrition and food service workers.

If you have food allergies, inform your nurse immediately. If you are on a special diet ordered by your doctor, then your meals and snacks will be adjusted to comply with that diet.

Nutrition and Food Sciences

It is important that your students have the knowledge to make healthy and informed decisions about their personal nutrition. A varied and balanced diet involves students understanding a wide range of concepts in nutrition.

But a varied diet is not one size fits all. The amount of food required from each nutrient group is based on several different factors, such as sex, age, height, metabolic rate, and amount of physical activity.

There are five different food groups: vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, and dairy. We should aim to take food from all these food groups because our body requires a wide range of different macro and micronutrients. Some food groups are broken into sub-categories.

For example, vegetables are divided into five sub-categories: dark green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables.

Many of the daily vitamins and minerals our body receives come from fruits and vegetables and grains are good sources of carbohydrates. We can get protein from many different sources such as meat, fish, and nuts. Protein is found in many dairy products, such as cheese, milk, and yogurt.

Nutrients are very important in food, and each has a different purpose and use that is necessary for good health. The main nutrient groups are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water.

Carbohydrates are molecules that consist of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. There are two types: starch and sugar. Starch is found in foods such as flour, potatoes, pasta, rice, and grains.

Sugar is found in fruits, vegetables, honey, and milk. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used in respiration for energy for the body.

 

Proteins are used by the body to grow and repair all cells in our body. They are not only found in foods such as meat and fish but can also be found in soybean products and nuts. Proteins are broken down into amino acids.

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