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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007

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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
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Healthy individuals require the same nutrients throughout life, but the amounts of nutrients needed vary based on age, growth, and development.

______ True    ______ False

Summary Introduction

To examine: Whether the statement “Healthy individuals require the same nutrients throughout life, but the amounts of nutrients needed vary based on age, growth, and development.” is true or false.

Introduction: Nutritional needs of an individual should be met at different stages of the life cycle to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The amount of single nutrient needed by the body is called the nutritional requirement. Every individual requires the same basic nutrient in their daily diet to achieve and maintain good health but it can vary in amounts. Lack of essential nutrients in diet can lead to nutritional deficiencies and increase the risk of chronic diseases.

Explanation

The nutritional requirement continues to change over the life span of an individual depending on the need of proteins, minerals, vitamins, and calories. At various stages of life (infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age), an individual needs different kinds of nutrients to maintain good health. Each and every nutrient has a specific function in the body...

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