Week 5: Energy from food and sweeteners
Welcome to Week 5 of the course.
This week you will get a better understanding of the energy from food and how sweeteners are used in our food and drink.
By the end of this week’s study you will understand:
- the difference between calories and joules
- how each food group contributes to the energy in your food and drink
- how to work out the energy in food
- the reference values of the different food groups.
Figure 1 is an image of a bomb calorimeter, which you will learn more about in the next sections.