Lyn Turton

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Specialties:

  • Nutrition & Dietetics

Affiliation:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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  • Lyn Turton - ,  - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Lyn Turton answered:

    What health risks are associated with overweight/obese children and teens?

    Childhood obesity can affect both physical and emotional health. 

    Physical conditions include joint and breathing problems plus increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Research shows these conditions are being seen at earlier ages than in previous years.

    Emotionally,...Read More
  • Lyn Turton - ,  - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Lyn Turton answered:

    What is my ideal caloric intake when I'm pregnant?

    It may be surprising to learn that calorie requirements don't increase at all during the first trimester and only increase by an average of 300 calories per day after that!

    Aim to get these extra calories from foods which also provide vitamins and minerals, such as, fruits, yogurt, and fortified br...Read More
  • Lyn Turton - ,  - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Lyn Turton answered:

    What are the benefits of setting fitness goals?

    Setting goals helps us focus on what we'd like to change and what needs to be done to achieve it.  Goals should be time specific and measurable.  If your goal is to eat 3 pieces of fruit every day this week you can easily tell if you have achieved this versus "I'll eat more fruit" which is hard to...Read More
  • Lyn Turton - ,  - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Lyn Turton answered:

    What are the benefits of setting fitness goals?

    Setting goals helps us focus on what we'd like to change and what needs to be done to achieve it.  Goals should be time specific and measurable.  If your goal is to eat 3 pieces of fruit every day this week you can easily tell if you have achieved this versus "I'll eat more fruit" which is hard to...Read More
  • Lyn Turton - ,  - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Lyn Turton answered:

    What are the benefits of setting fitness goals?

    Setting goals helps us focus on what we'd like to change and what needs to be done to achieve it.  Goals should be time specific and measurable.  If your goal is to eat 3 pieces of fruit every day this week you can easily tell if you have achieved this versus "I'll eat more fruit" which is hard to...Read More
  • Lyn Turton - ,  - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Lyn Turton answered:

    What is failure to thrive?

    When your child's weight and height are measured they are compared to standards for expected weight and height for their age.

    If they fall below the expected weight or height for their age this may be referred to as failure to thrive. Failure to thrive may be a sign that they are not consuming suf

    ...Read More