chapter  1
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Introduction: What Is Nutrition?

Everybody has their own experience of food and eating, so it is likely that people will have different ideas about what is meant by nutrition. Some may see eating primarily as a means of meeting our basic physiological needs and warding off hunger, others as a pleasurable experience in its own right and something to share, anticipate and plan. These represent the two extremes implied by the sayings ‘eat to live’ and ‘live to eat’.