From newborn babies to the elderly, changes to our diet at are vital as our age progresses. Find out how different nutrients help our bodies function at different stages in life.
- Our nutritional needs change as we go through life.
- Good nutrition is important during pregnancy to protect both the mother and baby.
- Adolescents need more energy from food due to changes in their bodies.
- As our bodies age we need less energy but the same variety of nutrients.
As we go through life – and our bodies grow and change – our need for specific nutrients can vary.
During pregnancy good nutrition is essential to help prevent foetal defects, and protect the mother's body.
Folic acid is important for preventing birth defects, and nutrients such as iron, zinc and calcium ...
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