Life Cycle nutrients

By: Raven Brady

Pregnant and Lactating

A women who is lactating needs for nutrients are higher then a pregnant women's.

A Sample Meals is: Salad's, Fruits, and Fruit Salads.

Calorie Needs: During the third trimester you need about a extra 500 calories per day.

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Infancy and early Childhood

Nutrients needs for a child vary from child to child depending on growth and activity.

Infants need formula or breast fed when first born. Children can began eating solid foods when they are between four or six months.

Infants need Iron because they want be able to eat anything with iron when first born.

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Preschool

a pleasant eating atmosphere with a table, chairs, and eating utensils can encourage preschoolers to eat.

Meals: Food with bright colors like, finger foods and small portions appeal to them. Fruits and vegetables will catch their attention.

2 cups of milk is recommended. The preschoolers will make up for food they may have not ate when they were hungry.

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School aged Children

Breakfast is important because it provides nutrients for the children and help their brain flow because the are not hungry.

meal: vegetables, fruits, cheese, yogurt, and peanut butter are good meals for school aged children to eat.

School aged children need calcium to help them grow and they need the right amount of nutrients and vitamins but not more then neede.

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Teenagers

Teenagers need to choose a good source of iron like turkey and dark meat for example.

Meals: Turkey, yogurt, fruit, vegetable, and cheese.

From 14-18 teenage girls need 2,400 calories and teenage boys need 3,200 calories.

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Adults and elders

Being active for at least 60 minutes for most day will help keep weight in a healthy range. As people grow older they decrease their physical activity.

meal: Bread, fruits, vegetables, and milk.

men 51 years of age are about 2,800 calories. Women 51 years of age 2,200 calories.

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