Food and Health in Early Childhood: A Holistic Approach by Mrs Deborah Albon, Penny Mukherji

By Mrs Deborah Albon, Penny Mukherji

The media curiosity surrounding little ones, nutrients, and meals keeps to persuade coverage and perform in early early life settings, and nutrition and consuming is of basic significance to early youth perform. This ebook gives students a finished assessment of nutrition and consuming, masking all parts of meals and nutrients together with: o coverage developmento fit consuming guidelineso selling fit consuming and o Multi-professional working.Each bankruptcy contains case experiences, hyperlinks to important web pages and extra studying and actions, the solutions to which characteristic at the books spouse web content in addition to hyperlinks to magazine articles and appropriate web content.

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Causes of childhood obesity Previously in the chapter we looked at the three main macronutrients in our diet: fat, sugar and protein. We learned that these three substances supply the energy we need to grow and keep active. It was noted that if our diet supplies more energy than we need for growth and daily activity, the energy is stored as fat deposits in the body. Thus, the cause of childhood obesity is self-evident; these children are consuming diets that contain more energy than they need. However, this explanation does not explain why there has been such a rise in levels of adult and child obesity.

Extrinsic sugars are those that are not incorporated into the cell structure of foods. These include lactose or milk sugar and sugar found in fruit juice, honey and refined sugar used in cooking and in confectionery. Complex carbohydrates are of two main types. The first is starch which is found in starchy vegetables, such as potatoes, and foods derived from cereals, such as bread and pasta. The second type of complex carbohydrate is fibre. Fibre is derived from plants (fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and so on) and is primarily formed from cellulose cell walls.

Type 2 diabetes. This used to be a disease only seen in adults, but it is increasingly being seen in children. Once someone is diabetic there is an increasing risk that they may suffer cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, visual impairment and poor circulation leading to limb amputation. Coronary heart disease. Several studies have shown a link between weight gain in childhood and an increase in cardiovascular risk as adults. This connection is especially high in obese adults who were obese children.

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