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Food and Nutrition Coursework.

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Food and nutrition coursework. Analysis When this coursework was first mentioned to me I immediately thought of doing this coursework relative to sport. I have very many interests in sport in and outside school and therefore I think I would be very suited to be doing such a piece of work.. The area that I am going to investigate will be a athlete's diet. Sports that I'm interested in are rowing, rugby and weight lifting so I will try to keep this project within these three sports. There are a number of important factors to ensure a proper investigation. These are: 1. Define a sportsmen. 2. Create a task title in order to focus on a specific area. 3. Find out if there are any special nutritional requirements by doing research. 4. Finding the nutritional contents of the dishes I produce. 5. Doing taste tests to gain a prospective on what people think of the dishes. 6. Decide what to cook 7. Produce graphs to show what people think of the dishes. Information needed A sports person is a person that takes part in sport. It can be on a variety of levels from professional to a friendly game of football in the park. I will try to steer my project towards the more professional side of things. ...read more.

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Therefore more needs need to be taken care of. The final task title that I will be working on will be "a rowers dietritional needs and values." Develpoment To find the answers to my task I must find out the following thing. Nutrional information. I must work out the nutritional information for each of my meals. I must find out why athletes eat this by working out what values the meal has. Once I've done this I can find out information from books or the internet to see why these are so important to an athlete. Quantity How much a person should relative ti size is important. You don't want to eat too much or too little. Taste Nobody wants to eat food which tastes horrible. The food must be appealing to make people want to eat it. To carry out the above tasks I have decided on a way to get the information that I need. I will cook the relative meals that Sir Steve Suggested and maybe add in a few of my own.Then I will do a taste test in the class to find out what people like and what they don't. I will vary the meals, for instance. The pasta meals I will vary the sauces and the meat to see which ones pople prefer. ...read more.

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Day of competition (mid-morning race) Breakfast: 3 eggs (only one egg yolk), juice and banana At the race: Yogurt, apple juice, apple or banana and water Tip #4 - Balance, balance, balance! My strength and conditioning coach is Eric Snowden, who was the strength coach for the Utah Jazz. When I approached Eric to be my coach, his first two questions to me were: How are you eating and what are your sleeping habits like? Eric's coaching philosophy is built on the foundation that each athlete dedicates 33.3% to training, 33.3% to nutrition & 33.3% to rest. No one component is more important than the other and you cannot be a successful athlete without each component working together. Therefore, nutrition is part of my training every day. So eat right, train hard and get eight hours of sleep per night and you'll go further no matter what your sport is. My Diet: Try and stick with 60% protein, 30% carbohydrates and 10% fat. That isn't a lot information but if you do the research and break your food intake into the above categories you will see results. Calorie intake is not important but the right calories are important. With this diet you will see great results. Weight in terms of fat is not important but weight for muscle gain is, so keep track.. ...read more.

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