This program looks at the basic nutrients needed by our bodies to stay alive and reproduce. They are, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are also known as macronutrients and vitamins and minerals are known as micronutrients. Each nutrient is examined in relation to its role in the body and the amount of each nutrient required for healthy living. As well, the program introduces students to the Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDIs) designed by National health authorities for healthy living by all age groups and sexes.