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Chapter 7 Vocabulary

Nutrition for Life

TermDefinition
Carbohydrate A class of energy-giving nutrients that includes sugars, starches, and fiber.
Daily Value The recommended daily amount of a nutrient; used on food labels to help people see how a food fits into their diet.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans A set of diet and lifestyle recommendations developed to improve health and reduce nutrition-related disease risk in the U.S. population.
Fat A class of energy-giving nutrients; also the main form of energy storage in the body.
Food Guide Pyramid A tool for choosing a healthy diet by selecting a recommended number of servings from each of six food groups.
Mineral A class of nutrients that are chemical elements that are needed for certain body processes, such as enzyme activity and bone formation.
Nutrient A substance in food that provides energy or helps form body tissues and that is necessary for life and growth.
Nutrient Deficiency The state of not having enough of a nutrient to maintain good health.
Nutrient Density A measure of the nutrients in a food compared with the energy that the food provides.
Nutrition The science or study of food and the ways in which the body uses food.
Protein A class of nutrients that are made up of amino acids, which are needed to build and repair body structures and to regulate processes in the body.
Recommended Dietary Allowances Recommended nutrient intakes that will meet the needs of almost all healthy people.
Vegetarian Dietary pattern that includes few or no animal products.
Vitamin A class of nutrients that contain carbon and that are needed in small amounts to maintain health and allow growth.
Created by: risdhealth