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CTE/Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources Curriculum Food And Nutrition
Lesson Plans

Strand 6

Students will explore healthy nutrition guidelines. (Suggested 3 days )

Standard 1

Identify healthy nutrition guidelines.
  • Break the Fast: The Start to Good Health - Skills Supplement
    Eating a nutritious breakfast on a regular basis is important.
  • Calorie Calculations through Beach Activities
    Students will be able to analyze and evaluate different physical activities and the calories burned in those activities thus comparing to how their caloric intake relates to their physical activity.
  • Dietary Guidelines 2000
    This is a lesson plan to teach the USDA dietary guidelines
  • Dietary Guidelines/Food Pyramid
    Identify and explain the recommended Dietary Guidelines for Americans and their importance in the diet when making appropriate food choices for a healthy lifestyle. Review the Food Guide Pyramid-the six food groups with the foods that are included in each group by the nutrients they contain and the appropriate serving size for each food.
  • Dietary Guidelines/Food Pyramid Test
    Testing the student's knowledge of the Dietary Guidelines and the Food Guide Pyramid.
  • Food Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines
    Students will learn about the Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines by looking at samples of serving sizes and filling out worksheets.
  • Nutrition PowerPoint
    This is a PowerPoint presentation used as an introduction to Nutrition for Foods 1. It covers what nutrition is; what nutrients do; the number of calories associated with proteins, carbohydrates and fats; and the dietary guidelines. It is a good way of presenting materials that students can take notes on or to use for introducing the topic. See the instructional tab to find the PowerPoint presentation.
  • The Dietary Guidelines (2010)
    Students will explore the current Dietary Guidelines. 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.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Lola  Shipp and see the CTE/Agricultural, Food & Natural Resources website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA  LONGHURST.

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