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‘Nutritional needs and food preferences of an individual affect meal planning’. Support this statement with two examples each. Mention two points you will keep in mind while planning meal for a preschooler.

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Nutritional needs 

Two examples – 

(i) Type of occupation – Sedentary worker needs lesser calories as compared to moderate and heavy worker. 

(ii) Physiological state – Pregnant and lactating woman have more calories requirement as compared to normal woman.

II. Food preferences Two examples-

(i) Some communities avoid consumption of certain foods in their meals. 

(ii) People of Punjab prefer wheat whereas South Indian prefer rice. 

III. Meal for preschoolers

(i) Balanced meal should be given. 

(ii) Appealing and attractive meal should be served. 

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