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  • The Food Pyramid

Healthy Eating Guidelines

ο‚· Eat less fat

ο‚· Eat less sugar

ο‚· Eat less salt

ο‚· Eat more fruit and veg

ο‚· Eat a variety of foods

ο‚· Drink more water

ο‚· 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)

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

Consumer Information – Junior Cert Home Economics Terms

Loss leader – Product sold below cost

Caveat Emptor – β€œBuyers Beware”

Consumers Association Ireland – Voluntary agency campaigning for consumer rights

Receipt – Proof of purchase

Consumer – Someone who buys goods or uses services

Small claims court – Deals with claims of value less than €1,270

Monopoly – Only one manufacturer or supplier provides a service eg ESB

Needs – requirements for survival, such as food, clothing, and shelter

Wants – Those things which make our lives more comfortable but are not needed for survival

Services – work performed by a person for someone else

Redress – to... (More)