Unit 3: Nutrition

Unit Essential Questions

•Identify the importance of a healthy body image.
•How does eating and physical activity affect weight.
•Describe the symptoms and risks of various eating disorders.

•What are the six essential nutrients?
• What influences your food choices?
• What are the new food guide pyramid recommendations?

 

Learning Targets

Nutrition
1. I can identify the importance of a healthy body image.

2. I can describe how eating and physical activity affect weight.

3. I can identify the six essential nutrients.

4.  I can list what influences my food choices.




In this unit, we will explore many aspects of nutrition.  We will look at what makes up a great diet and what makes up a not-so-great diet.  We will be able to explore an personalize the new food pyramid by going on the website, http://www.mypyramid.gov.  We will also begin to learn about eating disorders, ways to improve our fast food or restaurant diets and about how much hidden sugar we consume on a daily basis.

The following are the key concepts that we will explore:

  • What is a calorie?

  • What are the food groups on the new food guide pyramid.

  • How do I use http://choosemyplate.gov

  • Portion control and sizes....How can I do this at a restaurant?

  • Hidden sugars in our daily foods.

  • What are the signs and symptoms of eating disorders (with review from the mental health unit.)

  • Ways to make changes to have a healthy diet.

  • What we are doing to eat correctly in our diet!
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