This Research Guide features information resources for Human Nutrition. Some topics covered are health, diet, clinical nutrition, nutritional assessment, human performance, and sports nutrition.
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What is Nutrition?
Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the sum of processes involved in taking in nutrients, assimilating them, and using them. It is particularly concerned with those properties of food that build sound bodies and promote health. Good nutrition means a balanced diet containing adequate amounts of the essential nutritional elements that the body must have to function normally. (Encyclopedia & Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health, pp. 1235)