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Principles of Nutrition


During this module of work, pupils will be learning about the functions and properties of the three macronutrients as well as the micronutrients, fibre and water as well as why and how different foods are prepared and cooked.

Example Key Words


A nutrient needed in large amounts e.g. fat, protein and carbohydrate


A nutrient needed in small amounts e.g. vitamins and minerals

Fatty Acids

Fat is made up of fatty acids and glyceril

Amino Acids

The building blocks of protein.

Dietary Fibre (NSP)

Carbohydrate type that cannot be digested but is needed to keep a healthy digestive system.


Fatty substance found in blood essentail for cell membranes.

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