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The # of calories per gram in proteins and carbohydrates

4 calories

The # of calories per gram in fats

9 calories


The amount of energy your body gets from a food.


A pattern of eating that includes what a person eats, how much a person eats, and how often a person eats.


The substances in food that your body needs to function

Body Image

The way you feel about and see your body


The process of converting energy from the food you eat into usable energy.

Eating Disorder

Anorexia and bulimia are two examples. It's an obsession with weight that harms a person's well-being.

Food Guide Pyramid

Shows you what kinds of food to eat and how much of each you should consume each day.The 6 groups in the pyramid and what foods are represented in each group.

Complex and simple

Two types of carbs

Saturated and unsaturated

Two types of fat nutrients


Recommended Daily Allowance (2000 calories per day)


Food & Drug Administration

the 6 food pyramid food groups

Grains, Vegetables, Fruits, Dairy and Proteins


6 oz


2.5 cups


2 cups


3 cups


5.5 oz, nutrients that help build and maintain body tissues


Most nutrients your body needs must be dissolved in __________.


starches and sugars found in foods, primary source of fuel for our bodies


a class of nutrients that does not mix with water. Fat is made mostly of fatty acids, which provide energy to the body.


elements of the earth needed in the diet, which perform many functions in body tissues


compounds that help regulate many vital body processes, including the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of other nutrients

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