Health And Social Care Level 3 Unit 21 P3

1069 words - 5 pages

P3: Explain possible influences on dietary intake.

Introduction:

In this assignment I will be explaining possible influences on dietary intake. I will be looking at factors such as; health factors, education, age, social policy, economic factors, socio-cultural factors and lifestyle factors and how each of these can positively or negatively influence an individual's dietary intake.

Health factors:

Diabetes: Health factors like diabetes can influence a person’s dietary intake because people with diabetes are only allowed certain food for example they cannot have too much sugar in their blood as it will cause very serious health problems if not treated quick. Hyperglycemia is one ...view middle of the document...

g. however because some cheese and yogurts contain lower levels of lactose than other products like milk so they may be able to have some but not too much. Also if you’re unable to eat most dairy products you might not be getting enough calcium which is not good because calcium is a vital part of our diet as it helps build strong bones and teeth and also helps with regulation of muscle contractions.

Paralysis: having paralysis affects a person’s lifestyle because having paralysis means that you lose one or more ability to move the muscle. This means you’re more likely to be unable to feed or dress yourself, just unable to do every day to day thing that people normally do. It affects their lifestyle by relying more on other people to feed, cloth, bath them. Havingparalysis means that you should have high level of protein and low carbohydrate diet which means that they won’t have much energy left.

Dietary habits:

Dietary habits involves an individual's own choice of dietary intake based on either personal preferences/choices or cultural preferences on what foods to eat. Personal preferences can be seen as both positive and negative as some individuals may choose to eat more healthier than others and influences are things people do in their day to day life. For example a meal pattern, a meal is defined as eating 3 or more times a day at an organised time. While snack consist of small amount of food which are eaten between meals. A most common eating pattern consists of 3 meals a day. These are breakfast, lunch and dinner. This can influence a person’s lifestyle by having the choice to have different food everyday depending on the availability and if you don’t have that availability one day then that can affect your diet. Personal taste can affect someone’s diet because for example some people do not like eating healthy food which mean that they don’t have their five a day and this can

Education:

Education can influence a person’s lifestyle because when you are at school/college you learn things about healthy eating you did not know before and that...

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