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Nutrition Terms

Nutrient A substance in food that helps with body processes, helps with the growth and repair of cells, and provides energy.
Calorie A unit of energy produced by food and used b the body.
Protein A nutrient needed for growth; for building, repairing, and maintaining body tissues; and for supplying energy.
Carbohydrate The main source of energy for the body which includes starches, sugars, and fibers.
Fat A nutrient that provides energy and helps the body store and use vitamins.
Vitamin A nutrient that helps the body use carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Mineral A nutrient that regulates many chemical reactions in the body.
Water A nutrient that is involved with all body processes, makes up the basic part of the blood, helps to remove waste, and cushions the spinal cord and joints.
The Nutritional Facts Label The title of the information panel that is required on all packaged foods and beverages.
Serving Size The listing of the amount of food that is considered a serving
Servings per container The listing of the number of servings in the container or package.
Amount of calories The number of calories in one serving of the food.
Calories from fat The number of calories from fat in one serving of the food.
Percent daily value The portion of the recommended daily amount of a nutrient provided by one serving of the food.
MyPlate An educational tool design to help individuals think about building a healthy plate at meal times and it supports the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Recommendations for diet choices for healthy Americans who are two years of age or older.
Cardiovascular disease A disease of the heart and blood vessels.
Diabetes A disease in which the body produces little or no insulin.
Osteoperosis A decrease in bone density.
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