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Module 9: Nutrition Basics

There are 2 types of nutrients: macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in large amounts and are essential for energy and daily activities. Micronutrients are needed in small amounts and perform specific functions needed for our bodies. Here are some examples of macro and micronutrients:


  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats and oils
  • Water

Micronutrients – Vitamins

Vitamins are important nutrients that you can add to your dishes to provide your diners with healthier menu choices. Below is a list of the different vitamins, what they do and the food sources they come from.

Micronutrients – Minerals

As inorganic substances, minerals are components of bones, teeth, soft tissues, muscle, blood and nerve cells. Here’s a list of the different minerals, their functions and the food sources they come from.

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