This assignment is to evaluate learners’ analytical and reflective skills in addressing issues related to health and wellness promotion for individual, families and communities.
TASK 1:Synopsis 1:
A therapeutic diet is a meal plan that controls the intake of certain foods or nutrients. It is part of the treatment of a medical condition and are normally prescribed by a physician and planned by a dietician. A therapeutic diet is usually a modification of a regular diet. It is modified or tailored to fit the nutrition needs of a particular person.
Use the relevant resources to discuss the therapeutic diet for a diabetic and hypertension person in order to ensure a meaningful life and the benefits of using therapeutic diet to manage diseases? (Marks /Markah: 30)
Recall your learning experience related to lifestyle adjustments to achieve optimum health and wellness through your own reading and discussions in the respective tutorial sessions and e-Forums.
Based on the experience, develop a health reflective journal on your own views related to the issue on how you plan to constitute a well-balance diet and your intervention to prevent the above disease.
(Marks: 20) [Total Marks: 50]
ONLINE CLASS PARTICIPATION (10%)
Discuss the following topic(s) in the forum and submit proof of your participation in the online discussions:
A well-balanced diet is important in maintaining a healthy bodyof theindividual, families and community.
Discuss the the essential nutrients that constitute a well-balanced diet for better quality of life in terms of their function and importance.
Answers to Above Questions on Health and Wellness
Therapeutic diets are essential from the point of view of treating a medical condition. In case of a person with diabetes and hypertension, the main aim of the therapeutic diet should be to control both the conditions. Some of the important considerations to be made in such a therapeutic diet for diabetic and hypertension patients include limiting carbohydrates intake, increasing the consumption of fibre, reducing solved intake, including healthy fat, and the eating habits should be to eat on regular intervals of smaller diet with more frequent meals. It is also important to stay hydrated.
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