Lessons in Nutrition


What's in our Food 1 -- 
Establishing Relevance
Lesson 1 - Establishing Relevance

Lesson Ingredients:
  1. Why should we learn about the nutrients in our food?
  2. Why do we eat food?
  3. How much energy is in a can of soda?
  4. What is a calorie?
  5. How many calories are there in 1 serving of Cheetos?
  6. What does it mean for a food to have 10 calories?
  7. How will you know if the foods you are eating are healthy?

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What's in our Food 2 -- 
Types of Fats
Lesson 2 - Types of Fats

Lesson Ingredients:
  1. Which foods contain fats?
  2. Why do we need fats?
  3. Why is it that fatty foods are generally so tasty?
  4. Why don't we live on a diet of cakes?
  5. How many calories are there in 1 gram of fat?
  6. What are the different types of fats?
  7. Are all fats the same? If not, which fats are better than others?
  8. Which foods contain unsaturated fats?
  9. Which foods contain saturated fats?
  10. What are saturated fats saturated with?
  11. How can we distinguish between saturated and unsaturated fats?
  12. Which foods contain trans fats?
  13. What are hydrogentaed oils?
  14. Why do fast food restaurants want to use hydrogenated oils?

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What's in our Food 3 -- 
Good, Bad and Very Bad Fats
Lesson 3 - Good, Bad and Very Bad Fats

Lesson Ingredients:
  1. Are all fats the same? If not, which fats are better than others?
  2. Which fats should we consume and which should we avoid or eliminate from our diet?
  3. What is cholesterol?
  4. What is good cholesterol? What is bad cholesterol?
  5. What are coronary arteries?
  6. How does a heart attack occur?
  7. Is there a relationship between consumption of trans fats and heart disease?

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What's in our Food 4 -- 
Carbohydrates
Lesson 4 - Carbohydrates

Lesson Ingredients:
  1. Many diets proclaim that we should avoid consuming carbohydrates. Is that healthy?
  2. Why do we need carbohydrates? 
  3. Which foods are rich in carbohydrates?
  4. Are some carbohydrates better than others? If so, which ones?
  5. What does the word cereal mean? What are the different varieties of cereals?
  6. What are the different forms or types of carbohydrates?
  7. What happens to carbohydrate rich foods when we consume them?
  8. What is glucose or blood sugar?
  9. What is insulin?
  10. Where is pancreas located in the human body?
  11. How does glucose provide energy to our cells?
  12. What is Type I Diabetes? How is it controlled?
  13. What is Type II Diabetes? How is it controlled?

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Food Nutrients - Carbohydrates.pptx

What's in our Food 5 -- 
How Much Sugar is in a Can of Soda
Lesson 5 - How Much Sugar is in a Can of Soda

Lesson Ingredients:
  1. How much sugar is in a can of soda?
  2. How do you read the package label on a can of soda?
  3. Is drinking soda regularly bad for you? If so, what are the effects of drinking soda?
  4. What is the recommended daily intake of sugar?
  5. How much sugar is in a 12oz glass of orange juice?
  6. How many oranges does it take to make one 12oz glass of orange juice?
  7. What are some healthy, low sugar drink ideas?

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What's in our Food 6 -- 
Whole Grains versus Refined Grains
Lesson 6 - Whole Grains versus Refined Grains    

Lesson Ingredients:
  1. What are whole and refined grains?
  2. What are some examples of whole grains?
  3. Which are better for us -- whole grains or refined grains?
  4. Which grain -- whole or refined -- will take longer to digest?
  5. What are the implications of a type of grain digested more slowly than another?
  6. Which food product is recommended -- white bread or whole wheat brown bread?
  7. What is the impact of consuming refined grains on heart diesease and Type II Diabetes?

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What's in our Food 7 -- 
Healthy Diet
Lesson 7 - Healthy Diet    

Lesson Ingredients:
  1. What are the foods we should eat more of, and those to avoid?
  2. How many cups of fruits and vegetables do we need on a daily basis?
  3. What is the recommended daily amount of each of the following: grains and proteins?
  4. What is the best way to eat healthy?

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Coming Soon -- Lesson 8 - How to read a package label