The 6 nutrients

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The 6 nutrients

  1. 1. The Six Nutrients
  2. 2. Why is food important? <ul><li>Food gives us energy for our daily activities </li></ul><ul><li>Food gives us raw materials </li></ul><ul><li>Eating is enjoyable </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Six Nutrients <ul><li>Carbohydrates </li></ul><ul><li>Protein </li></ul><ul><li>Fat </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul>
  4. 4. Carbohydrates <ul><li>Give us energy that we use everyday </li></ul><ul><li>Some foods that provide us carbohydrates are… </li></ul><ul><li>bread rice pasta cereal </li></ul>
  5. 5. Can you think of some more foods that have carbohydrates in them?
  6. 6. Protein <ul><li>Helps our bodies grow and repair broken cells </li></ul><ul><li>Some foods that give us protein are… </li></ul><ul><li>meats fish nuts </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Can you think of some more foods that have protein in them? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fat <ul><li>Fats give us energy and protect us from temperature changes </li></ul><ul><li>Some foods that are high in fat are… </li></ul><ul><li>butter eggs cheese </li></ul>
  9. 9. Can you think of some other foods high in fat?
  10. 10. Minerals <ul><li>Help our bodies work the way they should </li></ul><ul><li>Some foods with minerals are… </li></ul><ul><li>Meats milk whole wheat toast </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Can you name some specific foods that have minerals in them? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Vitamins <ul><li>Help regulate our bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Some foods high in vitamins are… </li></ul><ul><li>whole wheat toast fruits veggies </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Can you name some specific foods that have vitamins in them? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Water <ul><li>Water helps many of the body’s functions </li></ul><ul><li>Water can be found in… </li></ul><ul><li>juice watermelon </li></ul>
  15. 15. Can you think of some more foods that have water in them?
  16. 16. Review <ul><li>Food gives us energy for our daily activities </li></ul><ul><li>The six nutrients are carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals, vitamins and water </li></ul><ul><li>It is important that we choose foods with these nutrients </li></ul>

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