what does the word nutrition mean?


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  • Janko
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Nutrition" ultimately comes from the Latin verb "nutrire", which means to feed or nourish. From the same word we get "nutrient", that is, an element that feeds or nourishes us.

    A person with poor nutrition eats poorly, either because of bad food choices or because he does not have the money to buy nutritious food.

    Whole grain flour is more nutritious than white flour because it contains all the protein, vitamins, and minerals of a natural versus a refined product.

    A person with malnutrition is suffering from the physical signs of lacking essential nutrients.

    A person who studies nutrition investigates how the body uses certain substances for health and growth.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    What Does Nutrition Mean

  • 5 years ago

    Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Nutrition comes from the word "nutrients," which are the vitamins and minerals that nourish your body from the foods and beverages you consume. "Nutrition" is what you get from the nutrients.

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  • 9 years ago

    The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

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