Nutrition Overview

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Which of the following best describes the basic function of nutrition?

To maintain life and promote optimum health

What do nutrients in food primarily do in the body?

Provide heat and energy, build and repair body tissues, and regulate body processes

How are nutrients classified according to their function?

As either organic or inorganic compounds

Which of the following is an example of an organic compound found in food?


What unit of energy is commonly used in human nutrition?

Kilogram calorie (kcal)

What is the primary focus of studying nutrition?

Understanding how the body utilizes food for growth and maintenance

What is the fuel factor for fat in terms of calories per gram?

9 cal

What does Basal Metabolic Rate measure?

Energy needed by the body at rest

Which nutrient group is vulnerable to destruction?


What is the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) based on?

Requirement of a nutrient for half of the healthy population

What does Estimated Energy Requirement (EER) reflect?

Average daily energy intake to maintain balance and health

What do Acceptable Macronutrient Distribution Ranges (AMDR) provide?

Ranges of intakes for energy nutrients to reduce disease risk

Learn about the study of food, how the body utilizes it, the importance of quantity and quality of food, and the process by which food is utilized for growth and maintenance of body functions. This overview also covers social, economic, cultural, and psychological implications of food and eating.

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