nutrition Definition

  • 1the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth
  • 2the branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition, particularly in humans

Using nutrition: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "nutrition" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Good nutrition is essential for a healthy lifestyle.

  • Example

    The school provides free nutrition programs for students.

  • Example

    She studied nutrition in college and became a registered dietitian.

nutrition Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with nutrition

  • a diet that contains all the necessary nutrients in the right proportions to maintain good health


    A balanced nutrition plan includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

  • a method of feeding that bypasses the digestive system and delivers nutrients directly into the bloodstream through an IV


    The patient was unable to eat, so the doctor prescribed parenteral nutrition to ensure they received the necessary nutrients.

  • the study and practice of nutrition and diet as it relates to athletic performance


    Athletes often work with sports nutritionists to develop meal plans that optimize their energy levels and recovery time.

Origins of nutrition

from Latin 'nutritio', meaning 'nourishment'


Summary: nutrition in Brief

Nutrition [nuˈtrɪʃən] refers to the process of providing or obtaining food for health and growth. It is a scientific field that studies nutrients and their effects on the human body. Examples of nutrition include free school programs, balanced nutrition, and parenteral nutrition. Sports nutrition is a specialized area that focuses on optimizing athletic performance through diet.

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