Key terms

It is important to be particulary aware of the four key terms below:

Food groupsA way of classifying types of food according to their main nutrients
NutrientsChemicals found in food that perform a particular function in the body
Balanced dietEating a variety of foods to get all the nutrients in the right proportions and quantities to be healthy
Composite mealA food/dish made from different food groups, e.g., pizza