Definition of nutrition in English:

nutrition

noun

  • 1The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.

    ‘a guide to good nutrition’
    • ‘In fact, the Food and Drug Administration recently made it easier for companies to make health and nutrition claims on food.’
    • ‘Who says college students are out-of-shape party animals with no regard for basic health and nutrition?’
    • ‘Nutritional status is a sensitive indicator of community health and nutrition.’
    • ‘About 35 Irish companies are active within the health, nutrition and functional food and drink sectors.’
    • ‘In Australia four food groups are recognised as providing the basic nutrition for health and fitness.’
    • ‘An early task for the new Food Standards Authority involves exercising wisdom over a classical problem in public health nutrition.’
    • ‘These clinics provide education on health and nutrition for mothers and monitor their children's growth.’
    • ‘Health, nutrition, and protein are now at the top of the agenda.’
    • ‘The response of wheat in this medium in terms of growth, and nutrition of the plant as a whole, was described earlier.’
    • ‘People are constantly treating what they consider to be newer ideas about nutrition or health therapies as personal, rather than political.’
    • ‘There is a direct link between nutrition and health.’
    • ‘Maya aims at making a difference to the children's learning abilities, their health and nutrition.’
    • ‘He gave a very informative talk on health and nutrition and increasing your energy levels and fighting degenerative diseases.’
    • ‘The same gains in nutrition, health, and safety are surely to be sought and welcomed in less developed nations.’
    • ‘The use of growth charts is essential as indices of health and nutrition to track a child's progress as she grows.’
    • ‘Having suffered from asthma and eczema as a child, she believed there was a strong link between nutrition and health.’
    • ‘Improvements in the public health of women with associated gains in female growth and nutrition must remain a longer term goal.’
    • ‘When crops grow quickly and with balanced nutrition, the growth can compensate for slight damage.’
    • ‘If you want to add muscle mass, you have to make the necessary nutrition sacrifices.’
    • ‘Most of the suffering due to sickness could be avoided if we knew the basics of health, exercise and nutrition.’
    1. 1.1Food; nourishment.
      ‘a feeding tube gives her nutrition and water’
      • ‘She is not on life support, she simply needs a feeding tube when nutrition and hydration are required.’
      • ‘Space, light, water, and soil nutrition required by plants can be costly.’
    2. 1.2The branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition, particularly in humans.
      ‘she took a short course in nutrition’
      [as modifier] ‘nutrition experts’
      • ‘Salt in medicine and nutrition, salt in chemistry, even salt in cooking are given short shrift.’
      • ‘It offers a graduate degree in human nutrition that is one weekend each month, so it is suitable for working students.’
      • ‘Ministers are under pressure from leading scientists and nutrition experts to take urgent action on childhood obesity.’
      • ‘Over the years, I've seen incredible progress in nutrition and training science.’
      • ‘He has a bachelor's degree in nutrition science and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.’
      • ‘Mike Brown, professor of human nutrition at Glasgow University, said the survey should not be taken as a blueprint for future policy.’
      • ‘Becky Hemington did her undergraduate degree in human nutrition at the University of Guelph.’
      • ‘Only at the end of the 18th century did the science of nutrition begin to break free of the old theories.’
      • ‘Some nutrition experts point out that long-term studies in humans still need to be done.’
      • ‘Nutritional genomics is the application of high throughput functional genomic technologies in nutrition research.’
      • ‘Kristen earned her undergraduate degree in applied human nutrition at the University of Guelph.’
      • ‘Anyone who has trained or is training in physiotherapy, nutrition, or sports science and so on would need more specialised information.’
      • ‘A full training, or qualification, in human nutrition must be arranged by each Royal College, according to specialist needs.’
      • ‘He thought a professional coach should be good at anatomy, medicine, nutrition, and other related subjects.’
      • ‘Diet, nutrition and sports science is commonplace at most clubs now and a British culture that revelled in too much of everything now looks to be a thing of the past.’
      • ‘I then went to a university, where I studied nutrition and physical anatomy.’
      • ‘New and innovative genetic information will advance the science of human nutrition.’
      • ‘White came to Iowa State in 1975 as an instructor in the food science and human nutrition department.’
      • ‘John worked in South America and the Caribbean throughout the 1960s as regional adviser in human nutrition.’
      • ‘Each year he assists food science and human nutrition faculty in a dozen labs held in the pilot plant.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from late Latin nutritio(n-), from nutrire feed, nourish.

Pronunciation:

nutrition

/n(y)o͞oˈtriSH(ə)n/