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Food nutrients

The food we eat is made up of three major kinds of nutrients:  

  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Carbohydrate

These three nutrients all provide the body with energy (in the form of calories).

Food also supplies the body with vitamins and minerals (these are often referred to as micro-nutrients, because they are required in much smaller amounts).

A healthy balanced diet will provide the body with all the nutrients it needs to function correctly.


What is a healthy, balanced diet?

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What are calories?

What is fat?

What are carbohydrates?

What are proteins?

Vitamins and minerals

What is fibre?



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