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Food, nutrient and health are three essentials of life for sportsmen and women. Adequate diet is important for them to excel in their various sporting activities.


Foods are substances which when taken into the body yield materials which can produce energy, yield substances for growth and repairs of our body tissues.

NUTRITION: is the study of food and it’s chemical composition , how it is taken , digested,utilised in the body and influence health


NUTRIENTS  are substances such as carbohydrates,.Fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water present in food items that provide nourishment necessary for the sustainance of life, growth and maintenance of body temperature.


NOTE that Nutrients are useful to  the body only when converted into soluble  form. This is possible through the process of digestion

HEALTH–  is the general condition of the body of the state of being well. A person is said to be healthy when he/ she is free from any illnesses or diseases



  1. Rice
  2. Beans
  3. Bread
  4. Yam
  5. Corn
  6. Cassava
  7. Fish
  8. Meat
  9. Butter
  10. Wheat
  11. Eggs etc



There are six (6) essential classes of food Nutrients, which are:

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Proteins
  3. Vitamins
  4. Fats and oil
  5. Mineral salts
  6. Water

See also:


Fresh Approach to School Health Programme

Preventive measures against environmental pollution

Effects of Pollution on Environmental and Personal Health

Environmental Pollution


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