Nutrition Resource Portfolio

NUTRITION RESOURCE PORTFOLIO 6

NutritionResource Portfolio

Currentissues

SamanthaM. S. (2015). Nutritionand Science: How to Feed the World,Retrieved From,&lthttp://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/16556/20150915/nutritional-science-changes-expected-meet-growing-food-demands.htm&gt10 October, 2015

Thearticle explores the current issue of feeding the world and theimportance of nutrition. According to Samantha, the modern daynutritionists will have to change the current curriculum andeducational content if the world is to meet the increasing fooddemand. This is because the population of the world is increasing andnutritional health demands are increasing. This article isresourceful for academic research because it contains accurateinformation. The article, Samantha cites a Virginia tech Universityscientists on nutrition in the university’s Virginia BioinformaticsInstitute. The scientists assert that the current nutritional healthchallenges go beyond individual health, to a world health concern.The article examines at how the world is handling nutrition and foodsupply amid challenges to food provision. This is a current issueunder discussion. It was not easy to find because I wanted a specificarticle dealing with world food as the current issue.

Professionalassociation

AmericanSociety for Nutrition (ASN),2015, Retrieved From, &lthttps://www.nutrition.org&gt 10 October,2015

TheAmericanSociety for Nutrition (ASN) is a professional association that seeksto educate people on better nutrition and promote the professionalismof the nutritionists in America.The resource is a website of the professional body, the AmericanSociety for Nutrition. The website for the American Society forNutrition it presents the information about nutrition that can helpprofessional nutritionist education for growth.The AmericanSociety for Nutrition seeks to gather world class researchers onnutrition and engage them in investigating various topics for thesake of the well being of both animals and human beings. This makesthe resource an important source of research findings andpublications for professional nutritionists. Ibelieve that the resource is helpful and contains accurateinformation because it is formed by professional nutritionists. Inaddition, the information is accurate because the organization basisits publication and content of research as one of their coreactivities. This resource was not easy to find because I was lookingfor a professional nutritionists organization that focuses on botheducating the members and promoting research.

Educationalresource

Whitney,E. N., &amp Rolfes, S. R. (2012). Understandingnutrition.Belmont, CA, Wadsworth

Thisis an educational research that is aimed at teaching people aboutnutrition on the public health perspective. The book considers theimportance of nutritional health awareness and presents importantfacts and discussions about the role of nutrition in promoting publichealth. This makes the book a good educational resource to study andcarry out some academic research from. The book provides a case ofpeople who maintain their health and watch their weight in the UnitedStates. By taking a case of Alex, the book gives a nutritional guideto all American people. This book was slightly difficult to findbecause it was in a library. However, the nature and the importanceof the information it has made it possible for me to use it.

Professionaljournal

Swinburn,B.A., Caterson, I, &amp Seidell J.C., &amp James, W.P. (2004).Diet, nutrition and the prevention of excess weight gain and obesity,PublicHealth Nutrition,7 (1A), pp.123–146

Thispeer-reviewed journal explores the importance of nutrition and dietin the prevention of obesity and excessive weight gain. Written bySwinburn, Caterson, Seidell and James, the journal seeks to exploreobesity and nutrition through the use of research. Particularly, thefour researchers seek to find the evidence that poor nutrition andunbalanced diet are the main factors that cause obesity or increasethe risk of being obese. The authors further give advice on thestrategies that all the people can use to reduce the prevalence ofobesity (Swinburnet al, 2004).The authors study other writers and give a comprehensive literaturereview about the issue. They also critically review the arguments bythese authors, the data that the authors present and form an argumentbased on their research question. They undertake research to providedata to prove the role of nutrition and diet in the efforts ofpreventing obesity. They collect data and offer the evidence for thepotential etiological factors in obesity aimed at making conclusions.This journal therefore offers accurate information, and is importantfor research. Because it is peer reviewed, the article was hard tofind.

Areasof current research

Poelman,M.P., Vet, E., Velema, E., Seidell, J., &amp Steenhuis, H. (2014).Behavioural strategies to control the amount of food selected andconsumed. Appetite.2014 Jan72:156-65

Thisjournal is a research done by a team of nutritional experts to findout the behavioral measures people can take to control the amount offood that they eat. This is aimed at recommending the best ways ofreducing food unnecessary food intake that result to poor nutrition.The authors note that health problems result from excessive eating oreating unhealthy food due to bad eating habits marked with poorselection of food. It was also not easy to find as an articlepublished by a professional journal. Because it is a research-basedarticle, the resource provides accurate information.

References

AmericanSociety for Nutrition (ASN),2015, Retrieved From, &lthttps://www.nutrition.org&gt 10 October,2015

SamanthaM. S. (2015). Nutritionand Science: How to Feed the World,Retrieved From,&lthttp://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/16556/20150915/nutritional-science-changes-expected-meet-growing-food-demands.htm&gt10 October, 2015

Swinburn,B.A., Caterson, I, &amp Seidell J.C., &amp James, W.P. (2004).Diet, nutrition and the prevention of excess weight gain and obesity,PublicHealth Nutrition,7(1A), pp.123–146

Poelman,M.P., Vet, E., Velema, E., Seidell, J., &amp Steenhuis, H. (2014).Behavioural strategies to control the amount of food selected andconsumed. Appetite.2014 Jan72:156-6

Whitney,E. N., &amp Rolfes, S. R. (2012). Understandingnutrition.Belmont, CA, Wadsworth