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In today’s Home Economics class, We will be learning about Main Meals and Snacks. We hope you enjoy the class!


Importance of Food Nutrients



A meal is the food prepared and eaten usually at a specific time e. g breakfast: morning meal, lunch: afternoon meal and dinner: evening meal. e.g rice, beans, pounded yam, melon soup etc.

Snacks, on the other hand, is a light meal. For example; chin-chin, puff-puff, peanut, toasted bread, pancake, potatoes chip, soya, meat pie. Etc

chin chin puff puff snacks


Drinks in Nigeria are zobo, Kunu, Chapman, fruit juice etc.

Soft drinks – coke, fantastic, Pepsi, teem, Mirinda etc.

soft drinks



Snacks Main meals
they are  light They are heavy
they may not be balanced Usually well balanced as all nutrients are  present
It can be eaten anywhere whether standing, walking or sitting It requires settling down or sitting
They can stay longer after preparation Main meals are prepared and consumed almost immediately after preparation



Duties of food sellers/ providers for the public

Food sellers are people who prepare, cook and sell food to the public. Their duties include:

  1. Undertake medical examination at any approved medical centre
  2. Buying good and healthy foodstuff to prepare the meal
  3. Cover hair
  4.  Use clean plates and cutlery for serving
  5. Handle customers complains and queries
  6. redress daily sales report




We have come to the end of this class. We do hope you enjoyed the class?

Should you have any further question, feel free to ask in the comment section below and trust us to respond as soon as possible.

In our next class, we will continue learning about Food Hygiene and Safety. We are very much eager to meet you there.


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