About Nutrition

‘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
the sick.
• 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
full.
 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
teeth.