Food and nutrients

The role of nutrients

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Overview

This course answers the question of why we eat. We explain the essential role of nutrients in providing energy, building, and protecting the body and ensuring it can function, by making a fun comparison with various parts of a house.

Learning objective

Discovering the essential role of the various nutrients for building and protecting the body and ensuring it functions well
Comparing the role of nutrients to the parts of a house to make it easier to understand the part they play
Understanding the concept of the energy value of nutrients.  

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