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Basics of nutrition

This section is designed for consumers who want to find out more about the basics of nutrition.

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What is energy?

We all need energy to grow, stay alive, keep warm and be active. Energy is provided by the carbohydrate, protein and fat in the food and drinks we...

What are nutrients?

Food provides a range of different nutrients. Some nutrients provide energy, while others are essential for growth and maintenance of the body...

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