NR 228  Unit 1 Discussions  Latest


NR 228  Unit 1 Discussions  Latest

NR 228  Unit 1 Discussions  Latest

NR 228  Unit 1 Discussion 1 Latest

Digestive System (graded, 25 points)

Let’s follow the path of a delicious ham and cheese sandwich with lettuce and pickles as it is eaten and digested! Start at the beginning and discuss the anatomical parts as well as the biochemical roles that contribute to this sandwich being turned into chemical energy. Be sure to include mechanical and chemical mechanisms, along with how they are metabolized in the body!

What happens if one part does not function? For example, what happens to digestion if the person is missing many teeth but can’t afford dentures or perhaps has a digestive disorder?

1. What stress factors may cause issues in the digestive tract for some people?

2. How can a regular exercise program aid in the development of a healthy digestive tract?

3. How might digestion and metabolism be different over the life span?

NR 228  Unit 1 Discussion 2 Latest

Personal Food Diary (graded, 25 points)

In Units 1, 3, 5, and 7, you will be posting a 24-hour food and activity diary in preparation for the RUA due in Unit 7—Personal Food Diary. Each unit’s discussion will have questions on specific nutritional concepts. In addition to your initial post of the food and activity diary, you will examine one other student’s diary from a nursing perspective and offer feedback on ways to promote healthy living.

Although this discussion has points assigned within the unit, the information contained within the discussions will be applied in the final RUA, which will be a concept map giving a comprehensive view of your individual nutrition and wellness.

Using, you will be able to observe a snapshot of your personal nutritional habits. After going to, you will calculate your BMI; determine your personal Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) to manage your weight. (Sharing of BMI in the discussion is optional, not required.)

Unit 1 will focus on the overall caloric intake during a 24-hour period versus your activities during the same time frame. Using the NR228 24-Hour Personal Food and Activity Diary, fill in your food intake and activity for 24 hours. You will attach this to the discussion, along with your information from related to your total intake during this period.


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