nu·​tri·​tious | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shəs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) , nyu̇- \

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nutritiously adverb
nutritiousness noun

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Examples of nutritious in a Sentence

The food was both nutritious and delicious. opted for a nutritious snack and bought an apple instead of a candy bar
Recent Examples on the Web But there are ways to provide nutritious foods while also sticking to your budget. Christina Caron, New York Times, "5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets," 22 Jan. 2021 Children 18 or younger who need a place to find a free, nutritious meal during the school year can come to the library 2:30-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for a curbside grab-and-go meal provided by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Carol Kovach, cleveland, "Christmas Eve Santa Patrol returns to Fairview Park: A Place in the Sun," 21 Dec. 2020 Carly Knowles says people shouldn’t turn to trendy, quick-fix diets, but should instead focus on eating nutritious food, which has the power to heal the body and prevent disease. oregonlive, "Portland nutritionist says skip resolutions, focus on mindful eating instead," 5 Jan. 2021 Treatment for gestational diabetes usually consists of blood sugar monitoring, eating nutritious foods, and getting regular physical activity. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Meghan Trainor Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Gestational Diabetes," 2 Dec. 2020 Research shows the program increased household consumption (and, by extension, living standards), prompting people to spend on more nutritious foods and to purchase more durable goods (like housing and cars), livestock, and equipment. Sarah Todd, Quartz, "The 90-year-old strategy that could end the US unemployment crisis," 1 Nov. 2020 The center provides people with two nutritious meals, hot showers, grooming services, laundry facilities and housing assistance, according to its website. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit warming centers open doors as December temperatures drop," 19 Dec. 2020 The effort is led by Orlando nonprofit 4Roots, plus public and private partners, to support Florida farmers, preserve and create jobs, and prepare and serve nutritious meals throughout Central Florida. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining raises record funds for Feed the Need," 10 Dec. 2020 The organization has received a total of $2.7 million over 20 years to provide more than 9,500 hungry children with nearly 2.7 million nutritious meals through its Kids Café, Food 4 Kids and Middle School Pantry programs. Nicole Cormier, Dallas News, "Crystal Charity Ball brings hope to thousands of children across Dallas County," 30 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of nutritious

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nutritious

Latin nutricius, from nutric-, nutrix nurse, from nutrire to nourish — more at nourish

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11 Feb 2021

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“Nutritious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nutritious

: having substances that a person or animal needs to be healthy and grow properly : promoting good health and growth


nu·​tri·​tious | \ nu̇-ˈtri-shəs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) , nyu̇- \

Kids Definition of nutritious

: providing nutrients : nourishing nutritious snacks


nu·​tri·​tious | \ n(y)u̇-ˈtrish-əs How to pronounce nutritious (audio) \

Medical Definition of nutritious

: providing nourishment

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