‘Nutrition’‐ the science of food and its relationship to health.
• The word nutrient or “food factor” is used for specific dietary
constituents such as proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
• Dietetics is the practical application of the principles of
nutrition; it includes the planning of meals for the well and
• Good nutrition means “maintaining a nutritional status that
enables us to grow well and enjoy good health.”
Good eating habits
Eating is regulated by hunger and satiety i.e. feeling
Eating should be at regular intervals
Choose healthy snacks and food.
Snacks like fresh fruits, sprouted beans and nuts are
nutritious and healthy.
Avoid energy-dense snacks like burgers.
“Empty calories” – High sugar drinks
Aerated drinks interfere with bone density and can damage