Unit 21 Task 2

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Task 2 – Information Booklet.
‘Nutrition and the effects on health’. P1,P3,M2,D1.

This booklet will contain:
What nutrients are and how they affect our body, malnutrition, deficiency etc. The guidelines which determine nutritional health including dietary reference values (DRV), what a balanced diet is and how to maintain this, what BMI is and how to calculate it, the eat well plate, I will explain possible influences on dietary intake, assess how these influences may affect the nutritional health of individuals and I will also make realistic recommendations for minimising the impact of negative influences on individuals in a specific health and social care setting.

Nutrition is the science of food. It
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During a binge-eating episode, people eat large amounts of food while feeling they can't control how much they are eating. Illness: There are some illnesses that can cause obesity. These include hormone problems such as hypothyroidism (poorly acting thyroid slows metabolism), depression, and some rare diseases of the brain that can lead to overeating. Medication: Certain drugs, such as steroids and some antidepressants, may cause excessive weight gain.
Having a deficiency means that you have lack of a certain something like vitamins and minerals for example scurvy is caused by the deficiency of vitamin C, night blindness is caused by deficiency of vitamin A and anaemia is caused by deficiency of iron and haemoglobin.
Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and a mental health condition that could potentially be life-threatening. People with anorexia try to keep their weight as low as possible by restricting the amount of food they eat. They often have a distorted image of themselves, thinking that they're fat when they're not. Some people with the condition also exercise excessively, and some eat a lot of food in a short space of time (binge eating) and then make themselves sick. People affected by anorexia often go to great attempts to hide their behaviour from their family and friends by lying about eating and what they have eaten. Anorexia is linked to

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