Question Explain what the basic nutritional requirements are for children and young people to ensure a balanced diet that also meets the current governments guidance?   MU2.8 AC4.1   TDA 2.14 AC1.1

Children and young people need the right balance of food and nutrients to develop and grow. Healthy eating is about getting that balance right in order to provide enough of the important nutrients (such as vitamins, minerals and protein) and fibre without too much fat, sugar and salt. Imbalances in diet can contribute to children and young people developing a number of serious diet-related diseases and conditions over the course of their lifetime. Improvements to the diet of children and young people can positively influence their current and future health.  

Question Describe examples of healthy meals and snacks for children and young people. TDA 2.14 AC1.2

The key to healthy snacking is providing a healthy variety of snacks. For example, low-fat milk, yogurt, chicken, lean meat, hummus, eggs and cheese are high-protein, calcium-rich snacks to keep in the fridge. Whole-wheat crackers, pitas, trail mix, nuts and granola are vitamin-rich foods to have on hand in the cupboards. Packed with, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, fruit and vegetables are healthy snack selections. Combining foods from different food groups make nutritious and delicious snacks. Try whole-grain pitas with hummus, apple slices and cheese, cottage cheese topped with fruit, celery and peanut butter, homemade trail mix, yogurt with granola or fruit smoothies

At meals, aside from lean meat, poultry, fish, beans and legumes, which are high in protein, children typically like chili, soups or stews which blend different ingredients. These foods are excellent sources of protein and vegetables. Children also like tacos, wraps, or other foods which allow them to make their own dinner. Serving a variety of healthy foods with meals will increase your child's overall nutrient intake. Healthy...