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Nutritional Challenges

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Paula Cutler, BS.

Same Food Choices for Everyone?

The Food Pyramid, (or My Plate), provides approximate guidelines for a healthy diet. However, it is not a rigid prescription. Instead, it calls for eating a variety of foods to obtain all of the nutrients needed by the body.

Recommendations of the Food Pyramid have been adapted in a variety of ways to reflect ethnic preferences, personal beliefs and health needs. This activity allows students to consider the nutritional needs of people with specific dietary requirements and to create a full-day menu for these individuals. 


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

National Space Biomedical Research Institute

This work was supported by National Space Biomedical Research Institute through NASA cooperative agreement NCC 9-58.