Health and Human Development - The capacity of individuals and families
to make changes to their food choices: knowledge continued
There is no point suggesting modifications that need to be made to a diet
if the individual or person responsible for providing food for that
individual does not have the knowledge to understand that change is
necessary and how to make the change. Knowledge about food and nutrition
can be increased by reading, watching videos, following food selection
guides from pamphlets available in supermarkets and community health
Children and adolescents should start to take responsibility for their own
food choices when outside the home. Their knowledge will be based on what
they have learnt in the home and at school.
Adults can read, go to community-based nutrition classes, use computer
programs and access the Internet for more guidance.
Elderly people who have specific needs may require further knowledge from
their medical adviser, a dietitian or health centre.
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