Chapter 1 Nutrition Basics. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle Judith E. Brown. Foods provide energy (calories), nutrients, and other substances needed for growth & health. Calorie—a measure of the amount of energy transferred from food to the body
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Chapter 1 Nutrition Basics
Nutrition Through the Life Cycle
Judith E. Brown
Pregnancy and lactation
Fats—a subclass of lipids
Fats = solid at room temperature
Oils = liquid at room temperature
Triglycerides— glycerol with 3 fatty acids attached
Healthy individuals require the same nutrients throughout life.
Amounts of nutrients vary based on age, growth and development.
Diets may be defined by cultures and religions.