SUBJECT: PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
CLASS: JSS 1
TERM: 3rd TERM
TOPIC: IMPORTANCE OF FOOD
CONTENT: What is Food?
Food is a substance which when taken into the body yields materials which can produce energy, yields substance for growth and repair of our body tissues.
It should be valuable in the regulation of our body functions and it should not be harmful to the body.
Good food is the basis of good health and well-being.
There are six classes of food.
Classes of Food
Food Classification, Sources and Functions
Cassava, yam, maize, sugar-cane, honey, potatoes, rice, millet etc.
Provide energy needs of the body.
Fish, meat, milk, vegetables, fruits, beans
Boyd building, repair and replace worn-out tissues.
Fats and Oil
Animal oil, palm oil, butter, groundnut oil, cheese, fish oil, cod liver oil, coconut oil
Regulate body temperature Secondary source of energy.
Milk, meat, liver, cheese, vegetables, seafoods
Proper functioning of the body.
Liver, eggs, milk, fish oil, citrus, tomatoes
Protection against diseases.
Rain, Springs, brooks, vegetables, fruits, Beverages tea etc.
For easy digestion and maintenance of body fluid.
Importance of Food
Read pages 106 – 112 of Essentials of Physical and Health Education for J.S.S.1 Bk. 1.
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