This report describes the different stages of nutritional requirements and feeding methods of children aged. In Oder to understand the process of development of the baby (Singer, 2017). In this assignment report is focused on the role of the early years' practitioner in meeting children's individual dietary requirements and encouraging healthy eating. Further, it covered varies affecting method
Nutritional value of the main food groups
The key of healthy eating is to enjoy the variety of nutrition are food from each of the five food groups. Using the table of the worksheet displays the 5 food groups on a plate, in the quotient that should be feeding them end-to-end a day (Brendtro, 2017). If eat variety of goods in day to day life, body is collect all type of nutrition and vitamins at need to function. It is one of the most important part for day to day life for human beings. There are give food groups must be follow in day to day life.
- Fruit and vegetables :- This is to be provide source of vitamins and minerals and beneficial for internal body. One of the most important is vitamin's C. The body is stay healthy or fit (Thompson, 2018). There should be eat five portion a regular day. Vegetables are to be provide the large part of regular activity.
- Starchy food :- In addition, bread, cereals and potatoes. This is to be make up about the one third of each and every day or provide some nutrition, which is beneficial for internal body of human beings.
- Grain food :- In this grain foods always select wholegrain or high fibre mixture of breads, seed, rice, alimentary paste, attic, etc. Civilized atom commodity (such as cakes or quick bread) can be high in added refined sugar, fat and sodium. Some cakes and other heavy sugar items are harmful for internal body and increase the level of fat (Dujardin, 2018). In addition, main alimentary carbohydrates, fibre, some calcium and cast-iron, B grouping nutriment.
- Meat, fish and egg:- In all Meat, fish and egg is give higher number of protein, vitamins and minerals. This is help to improve condition level of children and help to repair the tissues in our body.
- Milk and dairy foods :- This is to be provide good source of protein and content calcium. It is beneficial for baby and body functions are work in good way.
Nutritional requirement and feeding method
There are some Nutritional requirements are to be focus on different factors are as follows :
- Babies are get vitamins that they are need from breast milk and infant formula milk. On the other side, time will be change and after getting six months is need some extra vitamins increase (Araujo, 2018). Babe are given birth with nutrients that they have acquired while in the womb; this assistance to supply some alimentary that they will demand. The rest is provided by milk. From 0–4 months, the champion form of alimentary is body part milk/formula-feed/a collection of both.
- The Department of Health currently recommends that infants should be breastfed (if possible) until they are 6 months old (Rice, 2017s). Babe will slow be present to age and phase befitting food from the time of life of 6 months and this will see purred food with no ADD salty or refined sugar.
- 1 to 2 years :- Fruit – 1 cup, Vegetables– ¾ cup, Solanaceous foods (cereals) – 3 or same, Food/fish/eggs and beans – 2 or equal, Dairy product and dairy foods – 2 crockery, Fat and refined sugar – bound to ½–2 child-size part etc.
- 2 to 3 years :- Fruit and veg – 4 servings a day, Stifffoods – 4 portion a day, Dairy product and dairy foods – 2–3 portion a day, Fat and refined sugar – Limit to ½–2 is depended on child size.
- 3 to 5 age group :- In this age group is increase the level of quantity, with guidance of health care children doctors.
Role of the early years practitioner
With communities becoming more diverse and allergic, it is important that practitioners should be aware of children’s dietary requirements. They should need to connect with parents in order to be aware of any allergies or specific cultural or religious requirements. They should always have knowledge about the importance of diet to children’s development. Practitioner should understand the nutritional needs of the children of different age groups. Nutritional value of some main food groups for children are as follows:
- Children's rights: They should be provided with all the nutritions they required at the particular age group to stay fit and healthy.
- Welfare of Children's: Its practitioner job to maintain the good welfare of the children bye providing proper nutrition to the children.
- Long term effect: Practitioner should make children and their parents aware of the long term effects (positive and negative both) of the nutritions they are taking.
Practitioner should try to make food chart as healthy as they can (Rice, 2017s). Healthy eating will help children to grow very strong in terms of health, immunity, etc. A poor or unhealthy diet can lead to many health issues such as malnutrition, which can cause poor growth and physical development – a failure to gain height and weight.
Practitioner should try to make food chart as healthy as they can. Healthy eating will help children to grow very strong in terms of health, immunity, etc. A poor or unhealthy diet can lead to many health issues such as malnutrition, which can cause poor growth and physical development – a failure to gain height and weight. Loss of concentration. Tiredness, increasing chances of getting infections, obesity, etc. All these can lead to weak immunity system. Eating habits developed in childhood set the foundations for the habits of the adult so its very important for a practitioner to encourage the children towards healthier food life style.
Form the above report is support on variety of nutrition are food from each of the five food groups. As per the above report need from breast milk and infant formula milk. On the other side, time will be change and after getting six months is need some extra vitamins increase.
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