Principles of human nutrition

Attempt the following questions to check your understanding of the subject:

  1. Giving examples, differentiate between the following terms as applied in human nutrition:
    1. Essential and Non- essential nutrients (2 Marks)
    2. Micro-nutrients and Micro-minerals (2 Marks)
    3. Essential fatty acid and Limiting amino acids (2 Marks)
  2. Outline 5 commonly used diet planning principles (5 Marks)
  3. Outline 4 dietary sources and 4 deficiency symptoms of vitamin C (2 Marks)
  4. Highlight 3 uses of zinc in the body (3 Marks)
  5. Briefly explain 4 factors that influence when to introduce solid foods into an infant’s diet (4 Marks)
  6. Briefly explain the importance of soluble fibers as compared to insoluble fibers in human nutrition (2 Marks)
  7. Discuss the nutrient needs of the elderly in relation to energy (4 Marks)
  8. Highlight the roles and limitations of dietary standards in human nutrition (4 Marks
  1. Discus the effects of common food processes on food quality in relation to human health (10 Marks)
  2. Discuss the role of fats in the human body (10 Marks)
  3. Discuss emerging diseases that have been linked to dietary intake in human beings (10 Marks)
  4. Discuss the factors that favour absorption of calcium by the human body (10 Marks)
  5. Discuss the processes involved in the digestion and metabolism of carbohydrates in the human body (10 Marks)
  6. Food security is a common problem in developing countries and is hindered by many factors. Discuss (10 Marks)