Crossword Puzzle

Chapter 10 Vocabulary


  1. A set of recommendations about smart eating and physical activity for all Americans (dietaryguidelinesforamericans)
  2. High ratio of nutrients to calories (nutrient-dense)


  1. the process by which your body takes in and uses food (nutrition)
  2. Substances in food that your body needs to grow, to repair itself and to supply you with energy (nutrients)
  3. A unit of heat used to measure the energy your body uses and they energy it receives from food (calorie)
  4. The natural physical drive to eat promoted by the body's need for food (hunger)
  5. The psychological desire for food (appetite)
  6. Starches and sugars found in foods which provide your body's main energy source of energy (carbohydrates)
  7. A tough complex carbohydrate that the body cannot digest (fiber)
  8. Nutrients the body uses to build and maintain its cells and tissues (proteins)
  9. Waxy fat-like substance (cholesterol)
  10. Compounds found in food that help regulate many body processes (vitamins)
  11. Elements found in food that are used by the body (minerals)
  12. A condition in which the bones become fragile and easy to break (osteoporosis)
  13. An interactive guide to healthful eating and active living (mypyramid)

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