After completing this chapter the learner is able to —
• define the terms – food, nutrition, nutrients, health, fitness and the role of food and nutrition in maintaining health
• understand the term, balanced diet and apply the concept in planning and consuming diets.
• understand the basis for defining the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and the difference between Dietary Requirement and RDA.
• understand the basis for classifications of foods into appropriate groups.
• analyse the factors which influence adolescent food habits.
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