Glossary

24-hour food recall

A list of all foods and beverages consumed in the last 24 hours.

autonomy

A person’s self-determination.

best before

Anticipated amount of time an unopened food product keeps its freshness, taste, nutritional value, or any other qualities claimed by the company, when stored properly.

entry-to-practice competency

Competencies expected upon graduation and entry into practice and registration with the College of Nurses.

evidence-informed healthcare and decision making

The combination of current and rigorous evidence with social context to inform healthcare and decision making.

expiration date

The date in which a food product should be consumed or discarded.

inequities

Avoidable, unfair and unjust access to and distribution of resources.

medicalized

A focus on physical and biological problems.

nutrition facts tables

Information on nutrition labels about serving size, calories, nutrients, and the percent daily value of nutrients.

nutrition labelling

Information included on labels of packaged foods about nutrient content.

percent daily value (% DV) of nutrients

The amount of a certain nutrient in one serving.

positionality

A person’s stance or position related to their beliefs and values.

primary care

Intervening by preventing a disease or health problem before it arises.

reflexively

In the context of nursing, it involves examining the interplay between your positionality, thinking and actions, and how this influences you and the client.

relational approach

Assuming each person is a relational being who is influenced by those around them, their communities, and social and cultural processes.

relational inquiry

Assuming each person is a relational being who is influenced by those around them, their communities, and social and cultural processes.

secondary care

Reducing the potential impact of a disease or health problem with screening, early detection, and intervention in the earliest phases.

social determinants of health

A range of factors (e.g., personal, socio-economic, environmental) that influence health and illness.

social justice advocate

Someone who advocates for fair and just policies.

societal norms

What are collectively defined as acceptable and un-acceptable ways of being informed by societal values and beliefs; these norms can be implicit or explicit.

subjective assessment

An assessment that focuses on information that the client shares with you.

tertiary care

Reducing the impact of an ongoing or chronic disease or health problem.

unconditional positive regard

Accepting the client, respecting their right to self-determination, and supporting them regardless of your perception of what they say or do.

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Interpreting Canada’s 2019 Food Guide and Food Labelling for Health Professionals by Jennifer Lapum; Oona St. Amant; Wendy Garcia; Lisa Seto Nielsen; and Rezwana Rahman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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