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Nutrition: food intake is related to dietary needs of the organism.

Good nutrition: (a sufficient and balanced diet combined with regular exercise) is fundamental to good health.

Poor nutrition can reduce immunity, increase vulnerability to disease, alter the physical and mental development, and reduce productivity.

The degree in Nutrition :Is a professional able to provide care nutriológica healthy individuals or patients at risk, as well as groups from different sectors of society to manage services and food and nutrition programs, to propose, to innovate and improve health and nutritional quality of food products. Able to integrate, build and apply knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable their performance in basic professional fields: clinical nutrition, nutrition, population, food services, food technology and other transverse fields as research, education, management and consulting using methods , techniques and technologies of the nutriology and related sciences.

Food: the set of biological, psychological and sociological related to food intake by which the body gets the nutrients it needs half and satisfactions intellectual, emotional, aesthetic and sociocultural are essential for full human life.

Eating right: the diet according to recognized expertise in the field, meet the specific needs of the different stages of life, promotes children's growth and development and appropriate adults or preserves achieve the expected weight for height and prevents the development of disease.

Food: to which are organs, tissues or secretions containing appreciable amounts of bioavailable nutrients, the consumption in amounts and common forms is harmless and attractive to the senses.

Malnutrition: the state in which there is an insufficient balance of one or more nutrients and expressing a characteristic clinical picture.

Diet: the set of individual foods are consumed every day, and is the power unit.

Nutrient: any substance in food that plays a metabolic role in the body.