Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Nutrition is the science which deals with the intake of nutrients and other substances which are responsible for growth, maintenance, metabolism, repair and survival of the body or simply said as the process of nourishing in relation to the body’s dietary needs. In order to protect us from various diseases we need a good, nutritious diet. Nutrients are chemical substances which are necessary for life, basically they are divided into 6 classes and they are: Carbohydrates, lipids (fats), vitamins, proteins, minerals, water.

A balanced diet can be taken from both plants and animal sources; a good diet is important for every individual especially for children under two years. Usually at this age children will become malnourished if proper diet is not provided. The nutrition guidelines have information which is globally accepted to defeat malnutrition.

  • Principles of nutrition
  • Role of nutrition for good health
  • Role of nutritionist
  • Balanced diet
  • Nutrition guide lines