Home Economics

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SICK AT HOME

Needs of the Sick at Home The sick at home have various needs such as: Physical needs Nutritional needs Emotional needs Social needs Spiritual needs   Physical Needs The physical needs of the sick at home may be met by ensuring the following: Clean room, clean clothes and body, clean bedding Well ventilated room Appropriate […]

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CONSUMER PROTECTION

Rights of a Consumer The following are some of the rights of a consumer: The right to safety in the use of goods and services The right to the correct quantities of goods The right to adequate and correct information Right to be involved/represented when decisions involving the consumer are being made Right to obtain

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MEAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

What is Meal planning and management? Meal planning and management refers to the process of determining the foods to be prepared, cooked and presented to the family in order to meet its nutritional needs using the available resources.   Importance of Meal Planning It ensures that: Meals are served and presented attractively. Meals are balanced

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CONSUMER AWARENESS

By the end of the lesson you should be able to define the terms consumer, goods, services and consumer education.. Sources of consumer awareness Information on products and services can be obtained from various sources and also through various methods.   A consumer gets information from the following sources: Informative This type of advertising only

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SCURVY

What is Scurvy?.  Scurvy is a nutritional disorder which is common among people who rarely eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Scurvy is caused by lack of Vitamin C which is found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C maintains the health of body mucous membranes and makes them resistant to infections. Bleeding gums  Loose teeth

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MARASMUS

What is Marasmus?. Marasmus is a deficiency disorder that is caused by total starvation over a period of time. It can also be referred to as protein energy malnutrition caused by lack of all nutrients. Marasmus is caused by total starvation, that is, lack of all nutrients.   Extreme loss of weight. The person is

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KWASHIORKOR

What is Kwashiorko?  Kwashiorkor is caused by lack of proteins in the diet. It usually affects children below five (5) years who stop breast-feeding early and are weaned on foods lacking in proteins.   Signs and Symptoms of Kwashiorko Hair is thin, scanty, brown and silky. Swelling of the belly, face, hands and feet. When

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NUTRITION

What is nutrition disorders? Nutritional disorders are caused by insufficient or excess intake of a given nutrient(s). Some of the nutritional disorders are:- Kwashiorkor Marasmus Scurvy Goitre Rickets Osteomalacia There are other nutritional disorders associated with lifestyles. These include:- Gout Obesity Anorexia nervosa   FOOD Definition of Terms Food: This is any substance, liquid or solid

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LAUNDRY AGENTS

These are substances other than soap that aid in laundry work. Laundry Processes These refer to the series of activities carried out in cleaning and maintenance of clothes. The processes include:  Sorting  Repairing  Soaking/steeping  Rinsing  Drying  Finishing  Storage   Laundering Various Articles Tea-stained white cotton table cloth Fast coloured baby’s cotton bed sheet iii. Loose

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LAUNDRY WORK

What is laundry work?. Laundry work is the process of washing, drying, finishing and storing household articles and clothes so as to maintain their original state. Washing Equipment Washing equipment includes, buckets, basins, a laundry brush, washing machines and boilers. A large sufuria can be used as a boiler. Drying Equipment Drying equipment includes, a

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COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

What is communicable diseases?. Communicable diseases are those that are easily passed on from person to person or from host to person. A host refers to a carrier of disease causing organisms (germs). The common communicable diseases are: Signs and symptoms of communicable diseases  Severe abdominal pains Fever Nausea Loss of appetite Diarrhoea Dehydration Violent

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ENVIRONMENT

What is environment?.  The surrounding, in which we live in, is known as the environment. It is important to keep our surroundings clean so as to prevent illnesses and the spread of diseases.   Free drainage What is free drainage?. It is a method of disposing water anywhere in the compound.   Open Drainage What

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