Understanding Nutrition: Nutrients, Functions, and Balance

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What is the definition of nutrition?

The science of food and its relationship to health

Which nutrients are required in large amounts?

Proteins, fats, and carbohydrates

What is the main purpose of a balanced diet?

To provide sufficient amounts of essential nutrients for body functions, growth, development, and energy needs

What are micronutrients?

Nutrients required in small amounts, i.e. minerals and vitamins

What does the term 'composition' refer to in relation to nutrients?

The elements that make up the nutrient and how they are arranged within the nutrient

This lecture covers the basics of nutrition, including the definition of food, the classification of nutrients, the importance of nutrition, the types, functions, and sources of macronutrients, and the significance of a balanced diet. By the end of the lecture, students should be able to understand the essentials of nutrition and dietary balance.

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