Classification of Foodstuffs

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

The food we eat can be classified into the following groups. They are:

Food Groups

  • Body building group
  • Energy giving foods
  • Protective food

Body Building Food:   They are food we eat that helps to build and repair the body tissues. e.g.   milk, fish, meat

Energy Giving Food: They are food we eat that give us warmth and energy to perform our daily activities such as cleaning of the home and surroundings, exercise, among others. e.g. yam, cocoyam, rice, garri

Protective Food: They are food we eat that help to protect the body against diseases or infection e.g. fruits

Functions of food

  • Carbohydrate supply heat and energy for work and play
  • Protein builds the body and repair the body worm out tissues
  • Vitamins help the body to fight disease
  • Minerals keep the body in good working condition
  • Fats and oil keep the body warm and gives energy
  • Water it aid digestion. It also regulate body temperature


  1. State the three food groups we have.
  2. Give three examples of each food groups.
  3. Mention three functions of the food we eat.

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