Know the principles and benefits of a healthy diet.
Learners need to have a basic understanding of what constitutes a healthy diet i.e. starchy foods; fruit and vegetables; meat, fish and alternatives; fats and sugar; milk and dairy foods. They also need to know the balance required between each of these food types. Learners should research the fluid intake required for a healthy lifestyle.
Learners will also have the opportunity to discuss how a healthy diet can contribute to physical and mental well-being. Topics may include increased energy levels, reduced risk of diet related illnesses, self esteem, confidence etc.
Outline the importance of balance, moderation and variety, and appropriate fluid intake to a healthy diet.
Describe ways in which a healthy diet contributes to physical and mental well-being.