4.1 Explain the impacts of poor diet on children’s health and development in the: short term, long term.

QualificationLevel 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit1.1 Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
Learning outcome: 4. Understand the impact of poor diet on children’s health and development.
Assessment criteria: 4.1 Explain the impacts of poor diet on children’s health and development in the: short term, long term.

  • Short term:
    • Anaemia (iron deficiency)
    • Lower activity levels
    • Poorer concentration
    • Dehydration
    • Constipation
  • Long-term:
    • Impaired development
    • Tooth decay
    • Obesity (which can lead to the development of Type 2 diabetes)
    • Higher risk of developing osteoporosis, high blood pressure and heart disease

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