7th Grade Unit 2: Nutrition



 
Below are some great Nutrition Websites

 
 
https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/

USDA

https://www.nutrition.gov/whats-food



BDA




http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/InteractiveNutritionFactsLabel/#glossary
 
This shows nutritional information for specific foods.


Nutrient Database and What's in the Foods You EAt







very helpful!!!!!!







Read about sugar! Yuck!
http://www.sugarscience.org/what-is-sugarscience.html#.VG0ErlfF-EM

Here is a website that creates a food label out of a recipe!
http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

FAQs:

What are the four functions, or roles, of fat?
    - supply body with energy
    - form your cells
    - maintain body temperature
    - protect your nerves

What are amino acids?
    Amino acids are small units that are bound together chemically to form proteins.  When you eat protein, the digestive system breaks it down into amino acids, which are absorbed into the bloodstream and reassembled to form the kinds of protein you need.

What foods are high in fiber?
- oatmeal, popcorn, brown rice, quinoa, Shredded Wheat Cereal, whole grain pasta, granola, broccoli

What foods are typically high in sodium?
- processed foods, canned foods, foods with a large amount of table salt

Nutrition Games:

Grab-aGrape     http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/nutrition/grape/grape.html

Ms. Kiefner recommends playing Fact or Fiction!

http://www.eatright.org/NNM/content.aspx?id=5334#.UKT_cNCD3mY

Dining Decisions

http://www.bam.gov/sub_foodnutrition/diningdecisions.html

There are lots of games here!
http://www.nutritionexplorations.org/
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