Family Health: Nutrition 4

Basic Science JSS1 First Term

Week 4

Family Health: Nutrition 4

Performance objectives:

  1. Classes of Food.
  2. Give an example of a balanced diet.


Classification of Foods

Based on the nutrients in food, food substances are classified into:

  1. Protein
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Fats and oil (lipids)
  4. Vitamins
  5. Minerals
  6. Water

Generally, all foods are categorized into:

Energy giving food: Carbohydrates and fats and oil

Body building – protein

Health preserving food – vitamins and minerals



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