Nutrition

After completing this lesson, student must be able to:

  • Divide the energy giving food, protective food and bodybuilding food.
  • Define malnutrition.
  • Give the definition of nutrition.
  • List the diseases caused by malnutrition.

Notes

Diseases caused by Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a state resulted from deficiency or excess supply of essential nutrients. It is a great problem in developing countries. This note has information about diseases that are caused by malnutrition.

Types of Food

We require energy for our daily activities such as walking, working and playing. This note provides an information about the types of food which is necessary for the human being.

Introduction to Malnutrition

Malnutrition refers to insufficient, excessive, or imbalanced consumption of nutrients. Malnutrition, generally, refers to under-nutrition. This note briefly defines malnutrition, its causes and effects.

Nutrition and Balanced Diet

Nutrition or nourishment refers to the provision of required materials (nutrients) to the cells or organisms in the form of food. To provide proper nutrition we need to have food that has proper nutritional value. The food with proper nutritional values is called balance diet. This note has information about nutrition.