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Introduction to Nutrition Science
Food is the basic necessity of man. Besides satisfying hunger, food is a source of various other nutritional components that have to be present in a balanced proportion. Food provides energy for various activities, besides keeping healthy. The process of development continues from the conception till the end of life. Therefore, nutrition is essential for a healthy life. To understand this we must know more about health, food and nutrition. Nutrition is the ultimate core of all the processes in which the animal or human system utilizes food for providing energy for growth, development and maintenance as per needs. A nutrient is the basic chemical component or substance that is present in the food and is needed by the body.
In this lesson, the students will be able to:
· understand the importance of food, nutrition and health.
· analyze the role of nutrition in relation to health.
· recognise the solution to overcome problems of malnutrition in the society.
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