Unit 1

  • A healthy diet is one that includes the right amonts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins adn minerals to meet our energy and growth needs. 
  • If we eat more than we use up in activity we will become overweight. 

 Nutrients: chemical compounds found i foods, which include proteins, fats, carboydrates, vitamins and minerals. 

Balanced diet: a diet that contains all the nutrients in the correct amounts to meet individual needs. 

Malnutrition: lack of food or particualr nutrients in


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