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A balanced diet

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Food pyramids illustrate recommendations for a varied and balanced diet in different countries. These recommendations and their depictions vary from one country to another according to cultural and religious practices or simply to the availability of food. Deficiencies and malnutrition arise when people consume too much or too little of certain food or nutrient groups.


Defining the concepts of varied, balanced and unbalanced diets
Discussing and understanding the depictions of a balanced diet through food pyramids.

Course Plan

Lesson 1The food pyramid
Lesson 2Food equivalence
Lesson 3Malnutrition
Lesson 4Food cultures
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