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91299: Analyse issues related to the provision of food for people with specific food needs

Updated December 2016. The section ‘An analysis’ has been updated to address issues that have arisen from moderation.

An analysis

Specific food needs are those that require significant changes to a standard diet. Explanatory Note 4 provides a definition and some examples.

The analysis of the issues should be linked to the specific food needs of people. Interviewing a person may provide a starting point; however, further research is expected to ensure the analysis is focused on the specific food needs rather than the poor food choices of one individual (Level One standard) from an interview.

The analysis must cover issues from a personal, interpersonal, and societal perspective:

  • personal includes key nutrients of concern for the specific food need
  • interpersonal includes family, whānau or peer influences
  • societal includes issues from the wider community for the people with specific food needs rather than people in general.

Health-enhancing strategies to address these issues must be considered. An account or description of what is involved with each strategy must be provided which:

  • helps to overcome or minimise the issue, e.g. food sources
  • explains where the information, advice or support will be sourced
  • considers how the strategy/strategies will address the issues, e.g. the function of nutrients linked to the specific needs of the group.

In-depth analysis

For an in-depth analysis at Merit, reasons need to be provided for the strategy/strategies used to address the issues, and explain how and why the strategy/strategies will address the issues and enhance well-being.

Comprehensive analysis

For Excellence, more complex, convincing reasoning is needed to justify how and why the strategies are effective. A more complex relationship must be shown between the strategies used and how the issues (personal, interpersonal and societal perspectives) are addressed.


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