Healthy Eating. Care Assistant Nvq2 Essay

Submitted By markiza
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I have carried out research into healthy eating and the different food groups. It is important to eat healthily because eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink help to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
I have also obtained the height and weight of twenty individuals and presented this information in imperial and metric measurements. I have worked out each individuals BMI and presented the information I gained from my statistic in fraction ,%, centime and rand forms. I then worked out the mean, mode, median and range of my statistic.
There are different food groups. All the food can be divided into five groups. They are: 1. Fruit and vegetables. 2. Starchy foods, such as rice, pasta, bread and potatoes. 3. Meat, fish, eggs and beans. 4. Milk and dairy foods. 5. Foods containing fat, sugar and oils.
Fruits and vegetables give us fibre and important vitamins and minerals. We should eat at least three servings of fruit and three to five servings of vegetables every day. They are low in fat and calories and because of that fruits and vegetables are a healthy snack between meals.
Starchy foods should make up around one third of everything we eat. This means we should base our meals on these foods. We should try and choose wholegrain or wholemeal varieties, such as brown rice, whole wheat pasta and brown wholemeal bread. They contain much more fibre and usually much more vitamins and minerals than white varieties.
Meat, fish, eggs and beans. We should eat two to three servings a day of the foods in this group. This food group includes poultry, fish, meat, dry beans, eggs and nuts. The foods from this group give us proteins, iron and zinc. Also we can find a fibre in beans, lentils and peas.
Milk and dairy foods. We should have two to four servings from the dairy food group every day. This is the best source of calcium which we need to make our bones strong.
Fats, oils and sweets provide hardly any nutrition for the body so we should eat very little from this food group.
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