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Please note that this Assessment document has 9 pages and is made up of 4 Parts.
Part 1: Understand how diet is linked to health
1. Define what is meant by the term ‘healthy diet’.
A healthy diet is something that covers all of your body’s needs, and ensures that your body gets all the nutrients that it requires to stay healthy in day to day life. The things that you require will vary depending on a number of different factors including age, gender and activity levels. A healthy diet will consist of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals in the right proportion as needed by the body. It also involved drinking a good amount of water.
2. Describe why the healthy diets of adults and children may be different. Provide at least three examples of these differences.
A healthy diet for adults provides everything the body needs to stay fit and healthy. Diets for children should provide everything they need to stay fit and healthy and also to grow properly. Children require fewer calories than adults.
Lower fat diets are often recommended for older children and adults. Under fives need diets with relatively higher amounts of fat.
Older children often have higher nutrient requirements than adults in order for them to grow properly. 14-18 boys need more B vitamins, calcium phosphorus and iron than adult men. 14-18 year old girls need more calcium, phosphorus and magnesium as they change in term so of getting their