AGHE Review

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Table 1 displays the diet dairy of a 20yr old Female which was recorded over the course of three days. The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE) recommendations will be used to compare and distinguish this information, it is a reliable source as it was created through the Australian Dietary Guidelines which was also created on the basis of the estimated average intakes, recommended dietary intakes, adequate intakes and nutrient reference values; it was created to translate all this information into ‘user friendly’ guidelines which the average person can understand and follow. Using the ADHE recommendations, for a female within the ages of 19-50, the averages calculated from those three days for each of the food groups, expresses that she …show more content…
She also consumes on average 3.49 daily serves of Discretionary Choice foods (DC) and 1 daily serve of Unsaturated spreads & oils (USF), for which the USF is under the daily allowance of 2 daily serves and the DC is over the daily allowance of 2.5 serves a day; although having DC foods is not recommended at all.

Q2: Do you think that the diet may be lacking or excessive in any specific nutrients and other components of foods that are important for human health? (explain why).

As expressed in the answer for Q1 her diet is deficient in the Vegetables, Legumes/Beans, Grains (Cereal) and Milks, Yogurt, Cheese &/or Alternatives food groups. With a deficiency in these three food groups I think she may be lacking in a number of specific nutrients important to maintain someone’s health, this will be expressed through each food group;
• Vegetables, Legumes/Beans (Vegetables) o A deficiency in this food group can result in a lacking of a few vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, beta-carotene, folate and potassium, just to name a few. She may also be lacking in dietary fibre and possibly even have a less than ideal amount of

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