Our dietary requirements change depending on our stage of life.
Complete the following sentence. Children have …
... high energy demands.
... low energy demands.
... the same energy demands as adults.
State the function of protein in adolescents.
Growth, repair and maintenance of body cells and tissues
Repair and maintenance of body cells and tissues
To provide fat soluble vitamins
Which of the following statements is true about iron during adolescence?
Male and female requirements are equal.
Male requirements are higher due to growth.
Female requirements are higher due to menstruation.
What is the recommended daily amount of fibre for adults?
What is the function of antioxidant vitamins (for example vitamin C) during adulthood?
To help protect against CHD and certain types of cancer
To provide energy
For help with growth
Constipation is common during pregnancy. What should pregnant women eat to help avoid this?
White varieties of carbohydrate (for example white bread)
Wholegrain varieties of carbohydrate (for example wholemeal bread)
Why do protein requirements increase during pregnancy?
To meet the demands of the growing foetus
To prevent anemia
They do not increase
Which foods should be avoided during pregnancy?
The essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6
Pâté, mold ripened cheese, cook-chill meats
During older adulthood what is the most likely source of vitamin D?
A diet rich in vitamin D and some supplements