Essay on Unit 12 Child Care Level 3

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E1: Describe the main food groups that are essential to meet the basic needs of the body. Food group Nutrients provided Examples of foods Why are these essential for health and wellbeing? Bread, other cereals and potatoes Carbohydrates, Some calcium and iron, B vitamins and dietary fibre. Pasta, rice, wheat, corn, bread and potatoes. Carbohydrates are essential for providing energy and are broken down inside the body and turned into sugar that is released slowly.-Dietary fibre is also found in this food group and used to keep regulation of the bowels and isn't actually absorbed into the bodies. Instead it passes through the gastrointestinal tract and excreted. This makes sure the bowels and intestines are kept healthy.…show more content…
Milk and dairy foods- Calcium. Protein, vitamin B12, vitamin A and vitamin D. Cheese, yogurt, milk, cream, butter. Milk and dairy foods contain calcium which is The most common mineral in the body; calcium is needed for functions including helping blood to clot, and to build bones and teeth. Milk and dairy foods are high in protein which is essential to grow and build muscle. It is also essential for repairing and healing and repelling illnesses and fighting infections. Everything from our hair, muscles, nerves, skin and nails needs protein to build and repair itself. ‘Milk and dairy products are an important part of a child's diet. They are a good source of energy and protein, and contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals. They are rich in calcium, which growing children and young people need to build healthy bones and teeth.’- www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Goodfood Vitamin B12 is Part of coenzymes used in new cell synthesis; helps to maintain nerve cells. Vitamin A Helps maintain good vision (necessary for night vision), resistance to infections, and supports growth and repair of body tissues. Vitamin D is part of the bone-making and bone maintenance team. Regulates absorption of calcium and phosphorus for bone health. E2: Explain the possible effects of poor eating on the health and wellbeing of children. Behaviour-A poor diet may be associated with ADHD due to
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