Food and Nutrition Vocabulary

Food and Nutrition Vocabulary
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Food Groups Lesson Plans

Essential Nutrients and the 5 Food Groups

By Oliver Smith

A healthy diet is essential to a long and happy life, but what makes a diet healthy? The activities in this lesson will help students recognize the importance of a varied diet and why they can't just have cake for every meal!




Food Groups

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  • Calorie
  • Digestion
  • Scurvy
  • A unit of energy, often used to describe the energy in food. The energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1o C.
  • The process of breaking down food into substances the bodies can use, using mechanical action and enzymes.
  • A disease that is caused by a lack of vitamin C. Symptoms include sore arms and legs, feeling weak and tired, and brittle curly hairs.
  • Obesity
  • Food Vocabulary
  • Balanced Diet
  • Obesity is the state of being so overweight that is has a negative effect on health. A person is obese if their BMI (Body Mass Index) is over 30.
  • A diet that contains the correct proportions of the different nutrients including vitamins and minerals

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