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1

- Very nutrient carries out a different function.
- many depend on each other to work properly.

- it is vital to eat an adequate amount of each nutrient for a balanced diet and good health.

2

What are the 5 main types of nutrient?

- minerals
- protein
- carbohydrates
- fat
- vitamins

3

What are minerals and vitamins classed as?

Micronutrients

4

What are proteins, carbohydrates and fats classed as?

Macronutrients

5

What is a micronutrient?

A nutrient needed in very small amounts

6

What is a macronutrient?

A nutrient needed in large amounts

7

What could happen if we don’t get enough nutrients?

- become ill
- lose weight
- starve

8

What does deficiency mean?

A lack of nutrients

9

What does excess mean?

Too much of a nutrient