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The application of nutritional principles to regulation of the diet and feeding persons or groups of persons.


MyPlate is the latest graphic from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designed to represent a healthful approach to eating that promotes health and reduces risk of disease. The graphic uses a place setting to illustrate the familiar five food groups, Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Protein Foods and Dairy. Choosing nutrient-rich foods in amounts that support a healthy weight are two keys to building a healthful diet.


Any substance normally consumed as a constituent of food: which provides energy; or which is needed for growth and development and maintenance of healthy life; or a deficit of which will cause characteristic biochemical or physiological changes to occur.  [AGROVOC]

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