Nutrition Essays (Examples)

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Dietary Outcomes Improvement Older Adults

Words: 423 Length: 1 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 98351793

Q1. What type of interventions improve adherence to recommendations on nutritional intake?
Making dietary changes is a struggle for all, but for older individuals it is particularly difficult, given that they have a lifetime of habits to unlearn. Yet it is often all the more critical for elderly individuals with chronic ailments to make proactive changes in a radical manner to improve their health. The systematic review conducted by Desroches (et al., 2013) of various dietary interventions designed to improve adherence found that the interventions which enhanced following suggested nutritional guidelines included: telephone or video follow-up and feedback offered by providers, self-monitoring nutritional tools, and multiple complex interventions. The review noted that of 123 dietary studies, 32 supported the proposed intervention, only 4 supported the control (no intervention) and 62 showed no statistically significant difference. The majority of the studies were of short duration and judged to be of low…… [Read More]

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Campbell, A. D., Godfryd, A., Buys, D. R., & Locher, J. L. (2015). Does participation in home- delivered meals programs improve outcomes for older adults? Results of a systematic review. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, 34(2), 124-67. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4480596/

Desroches, S., Lapointe, A., Ratté, S., Gravel, K., Légaré, F., Turcotte, S. (2013). Interventions to enhance adherence to dietary advice for preventing and managing chronic diseases in adults. Cochrane Review, 2. Retrieved from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23450587


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How a Nurse Can Encourage Students to Eat Breakfast

Words: 616 Length: 2 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 50270131

The Most Important Meal of the Day
Introduction
Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day, and research continually substantiates the benefits of school breakfast on improving multiple aspects of student performance. School breakfasts help to minimize the effects of socioeconomic disparities, allowing all students to have equal access to the tools they need to achieve academic goals. Moreover, eating breakfast can reduce rates of childhood obesity and inculcate healthy eating habits into children (United States Department of Agriculture, n.d.). Community nurses can help promote a school breakfast program by stimulating compliance and interest in breakfast among all students.
Grades and Attendance Outcomes
Research shows that children who eat breakfast outperform children who skip breakfast. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (n.d.), “eating breakfast can help improve math, reading, and standardized test scores,” (p. 1). The correlation between eating breakfast and test score improvements are…… [Read More]

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Bakies, K. (2014). The breakfast benefit. US News and World Report. Retrieved online: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2014/10/20/the-breakfast-benefit-why-schools-should-make-morning-meals-a-priority

United States Department of Agriculture (n.d.). Benefits of breakfast. Retrieved online: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/toolkit_benefitsflyer.pdf









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Vitamin C Article Differences

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The abundance of pseudo-scientific literature on the Internet often obscures the kernels of truth about nutritional supplements. For example, research does substantiate the role and importance of vitamin C in promoting optimal immune system health. For this exercise, I presented the question, “Does Vitamin C actually boost my immune system? If so, how or why?” The reason why I chose this question is because I have been taking Vitamin C, and do not know if it is worth the investment in the supplements. I want to know if vitamin C’s role in boosting the immune system is scientifically valid or a spurious claim made by those interested in selling me their brand of supplements.
Wintergerst, Maggini & Hornig (2006) present the results of a review of literature on Vitamin C, published in a peer-reviewed journal. The Wintergerst, Maggini & Hornig (2006) study is not an experimental research but it is…… [Read More]

References

Robertson, C. (2015). The link between vitamin C and optimal immunity. Life Extension. Retrieved online:  http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2015/11/the-link-between-vitamin-c-and-optimal-immunity/page-01 
Wintergerst, E.S., Maggini, S. & Hornig, D.H. (2006). Immune-enhancing role of vitamin C and zinc effect on clinical conditions. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 50(2): 85-94.
“Vitamin C and Immune System: Does it Help?” Well Wisdom. Retrieved online:  http://www.wellwisdom.com/vitamin-c-and-immune-system/