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  • The process of taking in food and utilising the energy it provides for various basic life funtions is called Nutrition .


  • The term ‘Nutrition’ comes from the word ‘nutrient’.
  • A nutrient is an organic or inorganic substance required for the maintenance of life and survival of a living organism.
  • Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins are all nutrients. 


Foods that provide nutrition 

Types of Nutrition:

Living things derive their nutrition in different ways. There are majorly two types.

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