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JC Home Economics
JC Home Economics

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Healthy Eating – Junior Cert Home Economics Terms

the five senses are – smell, sight , taste, touch and hearing

the energy value of food is measured in – kilocalories of kilojoules

examples of staple foods are – bread and potatoes

what is bad nutrition – malnutrition

too little food causes – starvation

too much food causes – obesity

what is organic food – food produced without the use of artificial chemicals

a diet with no meat is called a – vegetarian diet

another name for fast food is – convenience or processed

diets often contain too much – salt or sugar

  • The Food Pyramid

Healthy Eating Guidelines

 Eat less fat

 Eat less sugar

 Eat less salt

 Eat more fruit and veg

 Eat a variety of foods

 Drink more water

 Drink alcohol in moderation

Key Terms

Balanced Diet: Eating the correct amount of foods for what our bodies need.

Classification of the 6 Nutrients

There are six nutrients that our bodies need. These are protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water.

Nutrient: A chemical found in food that nourishes the body

Composition: What the nutrients is made up of

Source: A food that contains the... (More)