February 9, 2021
by Hy-Vee Dietitian

Macro & Micro Nutrients

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MACRONUTRIENTS: We do the big jobs!

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 MICRONUTRIENTS: We do the small jobs!

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It's important to eavariety onutrientsto learn more about different nutrients click on one of the Nutrient Spotlights belowStay tuned for more Nutrient Spotlights to come!

 MACRO

  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins

MICRO

  • Calcium & Vitamin D
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