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I will be identifying the different factors that influence dietary intake for different population groups. The groups that I will be looking at is adults, children & young people, older people, family and household, pregnant and breastfeeding women, the d

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Dietary Intake Introduction For this assignment I will be identifying the different factors that influence dietary intake for different population groups. The groups that I will be looking at is adults, children & young people, older people, family and household, pregnant and breastfeeding women, the developed world and the less developed world. Children & Young People - social eating and drinking (lifestyle) - food industry (manufacturing, food process) (economic) - healthy eating, marketing and labelling (education) - media (the media advertising the product making you want to buy it) - packaging (pretty and colourful) - price (the low cost) - family and friends (what family cooks at home and influences from friends) There are many influences with children and young people, a lot of the time lifestyle can be a big issue on what an individual eats for example friends can influence the way we eat because they an say things which is selling the product to you and making you want it more. ...read more.

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A lot of the time children and young people would go for the fast foods instead of healthy sandwiches or proper cooked food because it is not expensive and it is more affordable for them. If your friends and family are eating this type of food then it will make you want it more when you smell it. Family can also be a cause of eating unhealthy food because they may work a lot and when they come home they could be too tired and not be bothered to cook at all or the others in the house may not be able to cook. On many occasions people often eat unhealthily because they have not been educated on what is healthy and the right portions of food that you are supposed to eat per day. Family & Household Family and household has a huge impact on your dietary intake because if you live at home with both parents they may work until late and not have time to make the meals from scratch do that it is made properly. ...read more.

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Older People It is always harder for older people to maintain a healthy diet and good dietary intake. This is because they are less fortunate to move around because they are frail and less mobile; this means that they will most probably not be able to cook meals for themselves due to a lot of standing around which will then make them feel weak and they will most probably fall over. Older people's health could be poor because they are not active. When it comes to cooking older people tend to buy processed food meaning ready made meals from places such as Iceland, Tesco & Sainsbury ect, this is because it is a lot easier for them because they don't have a lot to o to eat. Depending on the ethnic background of the person depends on the individuals live in also depends on the way that they act because when you are from the Caribbean or Asian culture older people often tend to cook all of the time and it is within their culture to adore cooking for the family. ...read more.

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