Nutrition is the study of the body and the study of food and how food affects the body. The goal is to make healthy choices so that we get vitamins, minerals, fiber, water and other food components so that we stay healthy.
Nutrition is one key to developing and maintaining a state of health that is optimal for you. In addition, a poor diet coupled with a sedentary lifestyle are known to be risk factors for life- threatening chronic diseases and death: Heart disease, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes and some forms of Cancer. Together these diseases account for two- thirds of all deaths in Canada The major health problems in Canada are largely caused by excessive energy intake and not enough physical activity.