Explain the process of digestion and the assimilation of digested proteins, carbohydrates and lipids occur with reference to metabolic pathways. Task 1 (AC 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)
Review the attached case study.
a) Write a letter to Mrs Smith explaining the importance of good nutrition for optimum health, ensuring that you distinguish the varying functions of the main nutrient groups. In your letter you should also explain to Mrs Smith why she might need to take supplements of vitamins and minerals and the need to drink a suitable amount of water for her weight. The letter should be around 600 words.
b) Attach a one day diet plan for her and, in the space below the table, explain how the body uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water (use no more than 600 words for your explanation). Evaluate each meal in your chart by showing its nutritional content. Use the food plate chart to help you.
c) In the chart provided, evaluate through comparisons the three disorders that are caused as a result of malnutrition, specifically calcium and vitamin D deficiency (rickets, tetany and osteoporosis).

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