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CTE/Family & Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum
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Strand 6
Students will identify and discuss the importance of food and nutrition sciences and related careers through class activities and lab experiences. (FACS Food Science, Dietetics & Nutrition and Food Services \ Culinary Arts Career Pathways)
Standard 4
Prepare recipes following the current USDA Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate.
  • Cooking Labs and Recipes
    The students will understand the importance of food and nutrition through cooking lab experiences.
  • Cooking on a Budget
    In a world of increasing debt, poverty and hunger, students need skills to provide for their own needs. One skill is the ability to create delicious and nutritious meals while on a budget.
  • Dinner Etiquette
    Dinner is the main meal of the day. It is appropriate that correct table setting and etiquette be used at the dinner table.
  • Eating a Nutritious Lunch
    Teens often eat chips, soda, and a candy bar for lunch. This lesson teaches teens why their bodies need healthier foods and that they can taste good. This lesson also encourages them to choose foods that are high in nutrients and low in fat.
  • Eating a Variety for Breakfast
    There are many reasons why teens choose not to eat breakfast. This lesson teaches teens why they need to eat breakfast, and ways to make it work. It also encourages students to choose a variety of food groups for breakfast.
  • Exploring MyPlate
    Students will explore MyPlate. There is a PowerPoint and a note guide to accompany this lesson. A mini-lab recipe, (a lab that will only take half a class period), will be provided to help teach the concepts of the lesson.

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