Definition of nutrition
1 : the act or process of nourishing or being nourished; specifically : the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances foods that are necessary for human nutrition
2 : nourishment 1 … get adequate nutrition both before and during the race. — John Hanc
nutritionalplay \nu̇-ˈtrish-nəl, -ˈtri-shə-nəl, nyu̇-\ adjective
Examples of nutrition in a Sentence
The speaker discussed diet and nutrition with the class.
good nutrition and proper exercise
Recent Examples of nutrition from the Web
Some people develop wounds after surgery that will not heal, possibly due to poor nutrition, an infection or diabetes, Dr. Patrick Fahey, RML's chief medical officer, said.
The program is designed to educate parents and children about nutrition in a two-hour program that features stretching, dancing, singing, healthy food sampling, and one-on-one nutritional guidance and education, according to a WTTW news release.
Nestlé promised new investment in its high-growth business like bottled water, coffee, infant nutrition and pet care.
Vault in the Ville annually raises funds for the Louisville Youth Training Center, a local program which fights childhood obesity by providing youth fitness and nutrition opportunities.
While the Affordable Care Act requires that nearly all plans cover such treatment, most kids don’t have access to programs featuring exercise, nutrition and counseling, according to an editorial published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
San Diego Sports Innovators currently has 105 member companies in golf, yoga, surf, skate, cycling, retail, nutrition and other sports and technology sectors.
The pilot program, which started just nine months ago, currently serves more than 60 patients and their families, providing healthy food free of charge to more than 200 people each week along with nutrition classes and cooking advice.
The most common subjects of criticism are discipline, nutrition, sleep, and breast-vs.-bottle feeding.
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Origin and Etymology of nutrition
Middle English nutricioun, from Late Latin nutrition-, nutritio, from Latin nutrire
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
NUTRITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nutrition for English Language Learners
: the process of eating the right kind of food so you can grow properly and be healthy
NUTRITION Defined for Kids
Definition of nutrition for Students
: the act or process of nourishing or being nourished : the processes by which a living thing takes in and uses nutrients
Medical Definition of nutrition
nutritional\-ˈtrish-nəl, -ən-əl\play adjective
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