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
The advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the FDA in 1994 to require that the substance be listed on nutrition labels - a move the agency put into place in 2006.
In response to the problem, Frank in 2002 helped found an on-site food pantry at Boston Medical Center (BMC), which has since evolved into a kind of nutrition center where primary care providers at BMC send patients for food.
In May, Mrs. Obama criticized a move to change school lunch nutrition guidelines, a signature of her platform in the White House.
Nutrition experts and public health officials have been telling us for decades to eat less fat to lose weight.
That's where Klein, hired in January, and Nancy Rodriguez, UConn's longtime director of sports nutrition, come in.
Her first approach was to follow the usual avenues for a fix: changes in nutrition, adding yoga and other forms of exercise, and the like.
As a result, the 6-year-old receives treatment through total parenteral nutrition, a feeding method designed to bypass the gastrointestinal tract.
The World Cancer Research Fund estimates that about 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are related to body fatness, physical inactivity, excess alcohol consumption and/or poor nutrition.
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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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