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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Old French
Origin: Late Latin nutritio, from Latin nutrire; NUTRIENT

nutrition

noun
     
Related topics: Nutrition
nu‧tri‧tion [uncountable]
1 the process of giving or getting the right type of food for good health and growth [↪ malnutrition]:
Nutrition and exercise are essential to fitness and health.
a nutrition expert
poor/good nutrition
Poor nutrition can cause heart disease in later life.
2 the science that deals with the effects of food, vitamins etc on people's health

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