2.25 understand that energy requirements vary with activity levels, age and pregnancy

this is a paper 2, separate science fact

Your energy/nutrition requirement depends on activity level, age and pregnancy.

  • Activity level –
  • Active people need far more energy than those who have office jobs
  • They will be burning more calories, therefore needing more energy to burn them


  • Age –
  • Growing children and teens need more energy than adults
  • They need proteins to grow and generally are more active


  • Pregnancy –
  • Pregnant women need more energy than non-pregnant women as they have to provide energy for themselves and for their babies to develop

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