Food and nutrients

Food and nutrients

Did you know that food contains nutrients that give your body the energy it needs to function? They also help maintain and protect it. Eating a balanced, varied diet provides all the nutrients your body needs. Watch out, though! Food pyramids illustrate the concept of a balanced diet, but they differ from one country to another according to their dietary recommendations.

The food groups

Corn, bread, pears... What are the sources of the food I eat?

The nutritional value of food

Meet the nutrients!

The role of nutrients

Nutrients – What are they for?

A balanced diet

A balanced diet and how it is presented around the world