Life Skills Development/Unit One/Wellness and Self Care (Nutrition)

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After completing this section, you should be able to:

  • Develop a diet taking into consideration the basic tenets of good nutrition and nutritional considerations for different groups such as gender, age, state of health, pregnancy, vegetarian
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy food based on the way in which food is prepared;
  • Identify the benefits of healthy eating as it relates to wellness versus ill-health and lifestyle diseases;
  • Analyse the influence of socio-cultural and economic factors, religion, personal beliefs, and choices related to eating;
  • Identify appropriate sources of information for products, services and costs related to eating well;
  • Identify the role of Vitamins, Supplements and Trace Elements in treating with nutritional deficiencies in the diet.

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Think about your last meal.

  • What did it consist of?
  • Do you think that is was balanced or healthy?

I hope that your last meal consisted in the correct amount of oils, grain, meats and beans, vegetables, fruit, and milk.

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