What are the six essential nutrients?

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Learning Target for Nutrition Unit
• Identify factors that determine the reliability of
good nutrition
• Develops a healthy relationship with food.
• Main energy source for the brain
• Body could not function without carbohydrates
Breads, grains, fruit, starchy
• Major structural component of cells
• Is responsible for the building and repair of body
•Amino acids are the building blocks for protein
Meat, Eggs, Dairy, Beans
• Fat is an energy source when absorbed.
• Twenty to 35 percent of your daily intake should
come from fat
•increases the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins
including vitamins A, D, E and K
Omega 3-Rich foods, Fish,
Walnuts, Avocados, Nuts, Seeds
• Vitamin D helps to maintain calcium homeostasis
• Vitamin C is necessary for the synthesis of
•Folate, found in foods, helps to prevent birth
The best resource is through
diet – eating healthy
• Potassium maintains fluid volume inside and
outside of cells
• Sodium helps to maintain fluid volume outside of
the cells and helps cells to function normally
•Calcium helps to maintain and build strong bones
and teeth.
Bananas, potatoes, tomatoes- potassium
Milk and cheese - calcium
• Helps to maintain homeostasis in the body and
transports nutrients to cells
• Assists in removing waste products from the
•Watermelon contains water