•What are goals
Goals: those things you aim for that take planning and work.
Short-Term Goal: a goal that you can reach in a short period
Long-Term Goal: a goal that you plan to reach over an
extended period of time.
Action plan: a multi-step strategy to identify and achieve your
•Why have goals
Take control of your life
Focus on the important things
Make good decisions
Finish tasks efficiently
Sense of accomplishment
Make progress toward bigger goals
Setting the goal is half of the work toward achieving the goal
Carefully planned nutrition must provide an energy balance and a nutrient balance.
The nutrients are:
Proteins - essential to growth and repair of muscle and other body tissues
Fats - one source of energy and important in relation to fat soluble vitamins
Carbohydrates - our main source of energy
Minerals - those inorganic elements occurring in the body and which are critical to its
Vitamins - water and fat soluble vitamins play important roles in many chemical processes
in the body
Water - essential to normal body function - as a vehicle for carrying other nutrients and
because 60% of the human body is water
Roughage - the fibrous indigestible portion of our diet essential to health of the digestive
The Most Critical Nutrient!
Functions in transport, chemical
reactions, temperature maintenance,
Water deprivation ---> dehydration --->
electrolyte imbalance ---> death.
Requirements vary from one species to
another. For example, the desert rat
requires very little, while the dairy cow may
require 25-29 gallons/day.
Management problems leading to lack of
Nutrition is the study of how the human body utilizes the food
Knowing about nutrition will help you develop food habits that
will support good health throughout adulthood.
It is wise to develop good nutrition & good eating habits whilst
you are young because healthy eating can stabilize your energy,
sharpen your mind, even out your moods and give you a great
foundation for prolonged health and longevity. And of course