INTRODUCTION TO FOOD

Food is considered as a prime necessity for living beings especially for humans. It supplies energy for activities, maintain and repair tissues and gives protection from diseases. Food is a substance, which after ingestion, digestion and absorption is capable of being utilized by the body for its various functions.

In this lesson, the students will be able to:

* know the evolution of food

* define the term Food

* explain the functions of food and their food groups

* learn about the food pyramid and Eatwell plate

* understand balanced diet

* know the objectives of cooking

* describe the methods of cooking

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