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Diet and Nutrition and Related Disorders.

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Unit No: D4EA04 Unit Title: Diet and Nutrition and Related Disorders Assessment: Outcome 3 PC (b) and (c) The following recommendations were set by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy (COMA). This committee was set up the government to look at nutrition and make recommendations based on scientific fact. These recommendations are called Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom or DRV's for short. Recommendations of daily calorie intake (for those with a fairly sedentary lifestyle) Age bracket Women Men 15 - 18 2110 2755 19 - 50 1940 2550 51 - 59 1900 2550 60 - 64 1900 2380 65 - 74 1900 2330 74 onwards 1810 2100 The calories for those with a very active lifestyle are Age bracket Women Men 15 - 18 2863 3738 19 - 50 2632 3460 51 - 59 2578 3460 60 - 64 2578 3230 65 - 74 2578 3162 74 onwards 2456 2850 The following recommendations were also given with regards ...read more.

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If possible they should be lower fat versions. Fatty and Sugary food group These foods should be kept for treats. If consumed these should be lower fat versions if possible. The current health promotion running in Scotland is being run by the Health Education Board - Scotland and is called the 'Eating for Health Plate'. Its recommendations are as follows: Fruit and vegetable food group Eat 5 to 9 measures a day. An example of a measure is 1 piece of fruit. Bread, cereals and potatoes food group Eat 5 to 14 measures a day. An example of a measure is 1 slice of bread. Milk and dairy food group Eat 2 to 3 measures a day. An example of a measure is 1/3 pint of semi-skimmed or skimmed milk. Lean meat, poultry, fish and alternatives food group Eat 2 to 3 measures a day. An example of a measure is 2-3 ounces of meat. Fatty and sugary food group Cut back as you don't actually need any of these. ...read more.

Conclusion

But if I wished to increase my measures I could do so by: * Adding potatoes to my evening ready meal * Have a piece of toast at breakfast (preferably wholemeal) * Replace my snacks with a sandwich (wholemeal) or crackers Milk and dairy food group My intake of this food group is in line with current recommendations most days. However to ensure I always have 2-3 measures each day I could replace one of my drinks each day with 1/3 pint of skimmed or semi-skimmed milk. Lean meat, poultry, fish or alternatives My intake of this food group is poor in line with current recommendations. Therefore in order to improve my intake of measures I could: * Have an egg and baked beans for breakfast * Add meat, poultry, fish or pulses to my evening meal * Add pulses to home-made soup Fatty and sugary food My intake of theses foods is much higher than current recommendations. ...read more.

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