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Evaluate The Relative Importance Of Different Factors Affecting The Nutritional Health And Well Being Of Two Groups Of Individuals

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AS and A Level Healthcare

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Evaluate The Relative Importance Of Different Factors Affecting The Nutritional Health And Well Being Of Two Groups Of Individuals (D1)

A balanced diet is important for an individual's nutritional health. A varied and balanced diet can help to maintain a healthy body weight, enhance general wellbeing and reduce the risk of a number of diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and osteoporosis. Not everyone has the resources to maintain a balanced diet, and there are many factors that influence nutritional health. I will be looking at factors that affect the nutritional health of people in the later stages of life and children.

When teenagers cease to grow their nutritional intake changes to atone with their body. As people age, their nutritional intake decreases, this is because people in the later stages of life have less use for energy and their body mass decreases. Older people often eat less food, consequently they may lack important vitamins and minerals such as calcium and iron. Members of the aged population should be encouraged to eat little meals and to make sure that the food they choose contains the right nutrients for them. Every age group has foods that

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