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This diagram shows the main points from the Eatwell Plate
The Food Standards Agency
Combination and Composite Food
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Much of the food that we eat is in the form of dishes or meals with more than one
kind of food group in them e.g. pizza, casserole, pies and lasagne. These are
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What is a Healthy Diet?
The government has issued several guidelines to help us eat a healthy diet.…read more

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Questions
1. What is meant by a healthy diet?
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2. A well balanced and healthy diet should include the following food groups
in the correct proportions
Fruit and vegetables
Bread, cereals and potatoes
Meat, fish and alternatives
Foods containing fats, foods containing sugar
Milk and dairy foods
(a) match the food group to the proportions shown in the diagram
(b) Some of the foods found in the milk and dairy foods section are high
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PROTEINS
Indispensible Amino Acids (essential) ­ High Biological Value
Contain all the essential amino acids found in ANIMAL sources
Low Biological Value lack one or more of the essential amino acids and
are found in PLANT sources
Complementary Proteins
Mixtures of plan proteins can complement each other by supplying the full
range of amino acids
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Beans on toast lentil soup and bread roll
Questions
1. Give two functions of protein in the diet
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2. Explain the following terms
(a) indispensible (essential) amino acid
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(b) High biological value
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( c) Complementation of protein
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3. Give five examples of protein foods with a high biological value
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4. Name three sources of plant protein
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5. How many grams of protein is required by:
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