How many calories should you eat? UK Department of Health Estimated Average Requirements (EAR) are a daily calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men. During an all day hike, 1000 calories per meal (breakfast lunch and dinner) is necessary, in addition to another 1000 calories in the form of trail foods. That’s 4000 for each day of the expedition.
Plan a meal for your group What do you need to find out in your group first? On your white board: – List ingredients – State rough amounts needed – Which food groups are you including/missing?
What goes in.......must come out Some foods to avoid in large quantities: – – – – – – What ‘countryside code’ issues do you need to consider about food?
What each group needs submit before the expedition (before Easter): Route plan Activity plan: – Expedition aim – What this involves Menu (in detail) – Every meal (including snacks) – Reasons for choices – Estimated calorific intake – Quantities NB. You are expected to carry 1.5L water