Nutritional for health and social care Essay
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Asses how the plan will meet the nutritional needs of the chosen individual. D2- Evaluate how nutrition plan might improve the health of the chosen individual. Looking back at the nutritional food plan for the week for my individual which I previously done in my P3, I will be looking back at the kind of food and exercise the individual was doing in that week. This will then link into my D2- as in my previous P5 for this unit I had to create my own healthier diet plan for my individual and I will be evaluating how my plan may help the individual’s health.
When looking back at the week’s nutrition food diary you could see by looking at my previous P4 for this unit the lack of healthy nutritional diet intake this individual was having with me just writing everything which she was eating in just a week, with her having a busy life style my individual would always pick up food on the go for example a take away such as Mac Donald’s, KFC, Subway, Chicken burger.
The healthy allowance of calories a day for a girls and women is 2,000 a day. With looking back at my individuals normal food intake in that weak some days her calorie allowance was way over the limit and on other days it would not even met the allowance of calories a day.
My individual on her week of normal routine, she was getting mac Donald’s on her go for example for lunch she was eating a Big Mac meal medium the burger alone was 490 calories, medium fries 390, chocolate milkshake medium 390 this alone was 1,270 calories just for the individuals lunch, when you are eating take away it is ok to have them now and again in your diet as in some extent there is some good nutrition in your diet, but on the other hand there is also a lot more bad fats in this food which can affect an individual’s weight and health if there was too much intake of take away in her diet.
By the individual planning her nutritional weekly this will then make sure that she is meeting her healthy nutritional needs. While planning this I looked at social policy’s online, I found websites and policy’s to help me work out to create my plan for my individual I used the eat well plan this gave me the guide ness of looking at what the balance was healthy for my individual. 1. Eating plenty of fruit and veg- This was good for me to think about hen my individual could eat her fruit most important in the day, as before creating the healthy plan she was not eating lot of fruit, it is very important that individuals get their five a day, this could be used when the individual is on the go instead of going to get a take away, she can go and eat some fruit which is going to fill her up as much as the take away but will be better for her health and her body, it will also give her a better nutrition to the body and also her brain for energy.
This is also for her veg as well which we need to have every day. 2. Plenty of potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy foods- All this kind of foods are healthy but we cannot have too many of them, but we need to make sure that we have them in our diet and this is because it gives us or nutritional needs of fibre which we need.
3. Some milk and eggs- With making sure that my individual has some milk and egg in her diet which will make sure that her bones and teeth are getting strong and her body is not getting weaker. 4. Meat, fish- The meat and fish can be used in the lunch and also dinner but could mostly be used in meat which could be for dinners which gives us protein. For the individual to have lunch she can have foods such as tuna with a jacket potato, this is better for her nutritional needs. 5. Small amount of fats and sugar- In our diet we do need to have some bad fats and diets in our body and this is because our bodies needs it in order to be healthy, if we do not have the right amount of this say if we have less of it our body’s will become drained and we will feel drained and tired however if we have too much of the wrong fats and sugar we can make more fatty tissues in our body which can affect the our breathing and also making us over weight and in some case’s obese.
This information was found on the NHS website http://www. nhs. uk/Livewell/Goodfood/Pages/eatwell-plate. spx, it list the right amount of food which we need but remembering that every individual needs are different. I also looked at the healthy eating website which gave me ideas for healthy eating for my individual which are on the go and also time consuming food meals. Looking back at my P6 for unit 21 I had to plan a healthier diet plan for my individual this included the portion sizes which she should be eating, the amount of exercise a day such as jogging, walking, swimming, how many glasses of water and drink that the individual should be taking in order to have a healthier nutritional intake, with planning this lan for a week for this individual it will improve not just her diet but also to think about what she is actually eating and putting into her body, thinking how many calories are in each food, the actual good and bad foods which are in certain foods, making actual time in her life to make a home cooked healthy meal for herself which is going to taste better and also be better for her.
I included exercise in my individuals diet, this is so that she is burning off and keeping fit the food which she is consuming in her body and her body is being challenged to work and burn of the fat which is in her body and does not need to be there, this will improve her fitness which will also start to make her feel better, have more energy in herself, this will also make her to start encouraging and also enjoying more healthier food, if the individual encourages herself to start doing some exercise in her diet three times a week she will start seeing the benefits for this.
I have previously said about having more fruit in her nutrition diet instead of diet, if my individual was to pick up an apple, banana, strawberries on the go after she has had her breakfast and is getting hungry before lunch time she is not only building up her five a day she is also giving the right energy needs in her body, she can also experiment with her fruit for her desserts with making things more sweater which could be with a low fat yoghurt and also a meringue with fruit this is just making it more exciting than just a bowl of fruit.
With her also looking back at the eat well plate this will improve her cooking skills and also her knowledge of what the portion sizes of her food should be for herself, as you can see from the diet need in P4 there was some days where her portion size and also calories was right over the limit and there was some days where she would only have something little for her lunch and that is it for the day, this is still not healthy for her as body is not getting enough nutrition’s for her body to be able to function the right way.