Food in the Locality

Welcome to class, I hope you enjoyed the last class. Today we will be talking about food in the locality. Follow me closely and you will understand what we are about to talk about.

Food is a substance, either liquid or solid that gives the essential nutrients to the body. Food is any edible substance either liquid or solid which when eaten is used by the body to maintain life. It is not everything that goes to the mouth that is edible. We need to eat good food to stay healthy.

Food is the substance taken into the body to remain healthy and alive. E.g. rice, beans, and oranges

Kinds of food:

  • Rice
  • Pawpaw
  • Plantain
  • Garri
  • beans
  • vegetable oil
  • salt
  • water
  • meat
  • Egg etc.


Types of Foodstuffs

ROOTS:                  yam, cassava, potatoes

FRUITS:                  orange, pineapple, banana

VEGETABLES:          water leaf, spinach; ugwu, ewedu

ANIMALS FOOD:     meat, chicken, eggs, milk

NUTS:                      ground nut, coconut


Uses of Food Stuffs in Food Preparation

FOODSTUFF                               FOOD PRODUCED

Cocoa                                              beverages like milo, ovaltine

Yam                                                   yam flour

Milk                                                     ice cream, yogurt

Tomatoes                                         tin tomatoes

Fish                                                     sardine

Meat                                                  corned beef, bacon

Maize or corn                                  custard, corn flour

Cassava                                           garri, cassava flour

Palm fruit                                          palm oil, palm kernel oil



  1. Define food.
  2. List six kinds of food you eat.
  3. Mention four types of foodstuffs and give two examples each.

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