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Nutrition

Date of Publication

2/18/2011

Definition

The processes by which living organisms obtain food and use it for growth, metabolism, and repair. Its stages include ingestion, digestion, absorption, transport, assimilation, and excretion. The science that deals with food and nourishment, including dietary guidelines, food composition, and the roles that various nutrients have in maintaining health.

Source of Definition

DoD Instruction 6130.05: DoD Nutrition Committee

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