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Friday, 9 March 2012

Teaching Nutrition

The girls were tasked with coming up with a balanced meal for a teenager who has anemia.

Here is Juliet's report and suggested menu.


Name: Juliet Kuruwaa
Title: Balance meal
Date: 7th of March, 2012

Problem To Solve

PLAN A BALANCED MEAL FOR A TEENAGED FEMALE WITH ANEMIA.
WHAT WOULD YOU COOK AND WHY?

SOLUTION

Based upon the situation above, I would cook brown rice with vegetable stew,( French beans, beef, egg, cabbage and carrots). I would also include a cup of soy milk and two mangoes as desserts.

A teenaged female with anemia may lack iron and blood. The reason for choosing this meal is that, the meal contains the following nutrients.
v     I chose rice because it contains minerals like Iron and Vitamins like folate/folic acid which help in the production of red and white blood cells. This is because a teenager with anemia would have low production of the above.
v     For a teenager with anemia, I have chosen beef, egg and French beans which have high nutritional value in minerals like calcium which helps in providing of cell walls and strong bones. And also rich in vitamins like B6 because it helps in the production of antibodies in the immune system.
v     A teenager with anemia will need cabbages and carrots which have minerals like Potassium to ensure maintenance and body growth and vitamins like Vitamin A which helps the vision and maintains the skin, hair and mucous membranes.
v     Mangoes are good for a teenager with anemia, because it contains minerals like manganese which helps in enzymes reaction, good metabolism of food and have good sugar. It also contains Vitamin C which protects the body tissues from the damage of oxidation and produce antioxidants as to protect the cells against the free radicals.
v     A teenaged anemic would need soy milk, which is highly nutritional in minerals like Phosphorus that promotes and strengthens the bones, teeth and nerve cells. And also has Vitamin B1 which helps in the production of energy for the body.

 
INGRIENTS
NUTRIENTS
FUNCTIONS
MINERALS
VITAMINS
Rice-Brown
Carbohydrates
Give you energy
Potassium
Phosphorus
Manganese
Iron
Sodium
Magnesium
Zinc
Copper
Vitamin(thiamine) B1
Vitamin(riboflavin) B2
Niacin
Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B6
Folate
Beef, egg and French beans
Protein and fats
Helps the body to grow and repair itself; fats help provide energy and help building up your body
Potassium
Phosphorus
calcium
Manganese
Iron
Sodium
Magnesium
Zinc
Copper
selenium
Vitamin(thiamine) B1
Vitamin(riboflavin) B2
Niacin
Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B6
Folate
Vitamin B12
Vitamin D
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Cabbage and carrots
Vegetables
Help digest food;
Stimulate immune system;
Help vision;
Help in formation of hormones;
Promote bone grow
Potassium
Phosphorus
calcium
Manganese
Iron
Sodium
Magnesium
Zinc
Copper
selenium
Vitamin(thiamine) B1
Vitamin(riboflavin) B2
Niacin
Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B6
Folate Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin K


Mango
Fruit and sugar
Good for skin, bone and teeth;
Prevent diseases;
Avoid constipation

Potassium
Phosphorus
Manganese
calcium
Iron
selenium
Sodium
Magnesium
Zinc
Copper
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Vitamin(thiamine) B1
Vitamin(riboflavin) B2
Niacin
Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B6
Folate
Soy milk
Dairy
Produce red blood cells;
Provide adequate oxygen supply to the body.

Potassium
Phosphorus
calcium
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2



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