M1 – Discuss similarities and differences in the nutritional and energy requirements of two groups of individuals
I chose to look at two different social groups, which is a pregnant women and a teenage girl that is 16 years old. The differences between the pregnant woman and the 16 year old teenage girl, is when it comes to their energy and nutritional requirements, for example: the teenage girl who is 16years of age needs to have 1800 calories per day whilst a pregnant woman needs to have 350 calories per day so there is quite a difference between the both.
In addition, the 16 year old teenage girl needs these calories intake as she’s still developing and growing. For that reason, it is recommended that this teenager requirement is to make sure that she ...view middle of the document...
Withal, the pregnant woman wants to make sure that she eats well throughout her pregnancy and also chooses high quality of food that is rich in baby building nutrients. Therefore, with the pregnant woman consumption of healthy food, this will have emotional impact on her unborn child substantially that by the time she gets to give birth, her baby will look healthy.
However, when it comes to the comparisons between the teenager girl and the pregnant woman is that they both need to take in the right calories as this will affect them physically in relations of their wellbeing. With the teenager and the pregnant woman taking in the right nutrients they will be not likely to be at danger of getting health problems such as being obese, developing heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Furthermore, both the teenager and pregnant woman also need to eat the correct food which is rich in all the nutrients. For example, the nutrients can be as such fats and carbohydrates therefore these nutrients will help provide the teenager and the pregnant woman with the energy they need. The foods can be such as vegetables, fruit, whole grain cereals, beans and dairy products. Nevertheless, with the teenager and the pregnant woman eating these foods they will have to make sure that they do some physical activity such as taking a walk or going to the gym, so that they could maintain their weight as well as avoiding getting any type of health problems.
When it comes down to the comparisons between the teenager and a pregnant woman you then realize that the teenager needs to limit her consumption of solid fats like butter whereby she gets to avoid the chance of getting health problems which might affect her physically. Consequently, the daily recommended amount of oils that a girl who is 16 years old should be taking is 5 tea spoons.