BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.

20 February 2015
It's Up to You!

BBC Homepage
BBC NI Schools

Healthy Eating
Teacher & Parents
Web Links

  BBC Schools

Contact Us

It's Up to You
Food and Fuel
Our bodies are a bit like a car. We need to keep topping up our fuel levels, otherwise we run out of energy.

The body gets its fuel (energy) from nutrients that can be found in food and drinks.

Nutrients help to provide the body with the fuel it needs to work properly and to stay healthy.

The body also needs water. Water is not a nutrient but it’s important that we keep our water levels topped up, just like a car.
But where do we find these nutri..ents, nutrients... and how do they help the body? Food Facts
Did you Know?
70% of the body is made up of water. We should drink between 8-10 cups of water a day. More when we exercise or in hot weather.
Healthy Eating
Football and Food
Food and Fuel
Food Facts
Find the Nutrients
Nutrient Facts
Fuel Box
Choosing the Right Food
Top Tips
Food and Fitness

BBC Disclaimer: please read this carefully

All content within this web site is provided for general information only, and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy