Food technology - Making informed choices

Three healthy eating guidelines
Protein, Carbohydrates and Calcium
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What term is used to describe the gradual introduction of solid foods into a baby's diet?
Weaning
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What does the yellow group on the Eatwell Guide show?
Carbohydrates
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Hows many glasses of water should we drink a day?
6 to 8 glasses
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How do energy requirements change as people get older?
Energy requirements decrease in older people so they will require smaller portions at meal times
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What is the Eatwell Guide?
A guide that shows the proportions of food groups that should be eaten daily for a well-balanced diet
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What supply are babies born with and where is it stored?
Babies are born with a supply of iron that is stored in the liver
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What are the five sections of the Eatwell Guide?
Fruits and vegetables, Carbohydrates, Protein, Calcium, Fats and oils
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What is colostrum?
The first secretion from the mammary glands after giving birth, it is also rich in antibodies
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Why is a good supply of folate (folic acid) required for a pregnant woman?
To help the development of the neural tube of the foetus
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Why are older people advised to eat a lot of calcium?
To help strengthen their bones as their bones weaken and break due to osteoporosis
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What should a pregnant woman suffering from constipation do?
Eat lots of dietary fibre (NSP)
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