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Family and Consumer

Nutritioanl Needs of Teens

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Food is the fuel that runs the human body
Nutrition is the study of how the body uses the food that is eaten
Nutrients are chemical elements found in food that the body needs for growth and maintenance
Carbohydrates the body’s main source of energy
Proteins build and repair body tissues
Fats keeps skin and nerves healthy
Fats insulates the body
Fats protects organs
Fats helps store some vitamins in the body
Minerals chemical substances your body needs to work properly
Major Minerals occur in large amounts in your body
Trace Minerals needed in small amounts in your body
Water carries nutrients throughout your body, cools your body, helps remove wastes
Created by: tlahr