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Name: Charlotte May Riley
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 one which provides the body with essential nutrition which it needs in order to function to the best of its ability. The requirements which the body needs will vary depending on several different factors such as age and gender, as well as environmental factors such as the level of activity a person partakes in. People who have a healthy diet generally feel good, have lots of energy and are less susceptible to health risks than people who do not have a healthy diet. A healthy diet is a balanced diet. By eating a healthy diet, a person ensures that their body is receiving all the nutrients it requires in order to stay fit and healthy in everyday life, and helps to reduce the risk of illnesses and therefore fewer trips to the doctors are made.
2. Describe why the healthy diets of adults and children may be different. Provide at least three examples of these differences.
Children need to consume fewer calories than adults because their bodies are not as big. A child between the ages of one and three should consume approximately 1,165 to 1,230 calories per day whereas a child between the ages of four and six should consume approximately 1,545 to 1,715 calories per day because as they age, their bodies also