Main Food Groups

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Outcome1 1) Define the main food groups * Fruits - The fruit food group encompasses a wide range of fresh fruits and fruit products, including dried, frozen and canned fruit, and 100 percent fruit juice. * Vegetables - Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed. * Grains - Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits are examples of grain products. * Protein Foods - All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts,…show more content…
* Water – water , vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, soups 3) Explain the role of essential nutrients for health * Carbohydrate - supplies energy ,assists in the utilization of fats * Protein - helps build and repair body tissue, helps build antibodies * Fat - supplies energy, aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins * Vitamins - Vitamins help to regulate chemical reactions in the body * Minerals - contains calcium and magnesium are important for bone structure, and iron is needed for our red blood cells to transport oxygen * Water - Water helps to control our body temperature, carries nutrients and waste products from our cells, and is needed for our cells to function. 4) Evaluate the impact of poor diet on health and wellbeing Poor nutrition can impair daily health and wellbeing; reduce the ability to lead an enjoyable active life and causes disease and problems such

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