First Term SS1 Food and Nutrition Lesson Note


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This lesson note covers the following topics for SS1 First Term Food and Nutrition:

1 Introduction to food and nutrition –definition—importance of human nutrition- factors affecting human nutrition
2 Careers in food and nutrition
3 Relationship between food and nutrition to other subject
4 Basic food nutrient


–functions of carbohydrate

-food sources

-symptoms of dietary deficiency

5 Basic food nutrient:



-food sources

6 Symptoms of dietary deficiency

-Fats and oils


-food sources

-symptoms of dietary deficiency

7 Vitamins-water and fat soluble vitamins

-chemical names

-functions of each vitamins

-food sources

-symptoms of food deficiencies

8 Mineral salts and water:


-food sources

-symptoms of deficiencies

9 Symptoms of dietary deficiencies

-Symptoms, signs, causes  and cure e.g. kwashiorkor, marasmus etc.

10 The Digestive System:

Meaning of Digestion, Absorption, Assimilation and Metabolism

Digestion of food in the mouth, stomach and small intestines

11 Enzymes involved in Digestion

Absorption of nutrients, the role of water in digestion and absorption

12 Revision
13 Examination.


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