by: Brooke Traugott

Why do we Eat?

We eat to maintain our relationship with the sun.


Nutrition - the study of how humans get the nutrients they need to survive

Where do Nutrients Come From?

Nutrients come from plants. Plants get solar energy from the sun and then convert them into nutrients. Then, humans eat the nutrients and that is how they end up in our bodies.

Why do we Need Nutrients?

We need nutrients to stay alive and healthy.

What are Essential Nutrients?

Essential nutrients are nutrients that our bodies need to live. Because our body doesn't naturally produce essential nutrients, we have to eat them to get them.

What are the Six Types of Nutrients?

The six types of nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water.

What are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are your body's main source of energy. There are three types of macronutrients, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

What is a Calorie?

A calorie is a measure of the amount of energy a food provides for the body.

What Happens if you Eat More Calories than your Body Uses Up During the Day?

If we eat more calories than our body uses up the extra calories are stored/kept as fat. Eventually you start gaining weight and become overweight - especially if you aren't active.

What are Micronutrients?

Micronutrients are nutrients that don't provide the body with energy. They support the regulation and control of body functions. They also provide structural materials for maintenance and tissue repair for the body.

What is the Most Important Nutrient for a Healthy Body?