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Life and living

Natural Sciences

After this lesson, the learner should be able to:

  • Use a mnemonic to list the four main food groups 
  • Name the functions of carbohydrates and give examples of carbohydrates 
  • Name the functions of proteins and give examples of proteins 
  • Name the functions of fats and oils and give examples of fats and oils
  • Name the functions of vitamins and minerals and give examples of vitamins and minerals 
  • Explain why it is important to eat foods from the four food groups 
  • Distinguish between good fats and bad fats 
  • Group foods into the four main food groups according to the nutrients they contain
  • Determine the nutritional value of foods by looking at the labels on the packaging