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Health Education Curriculum Health Education I (7-8)
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Strand 5: NUTRITION (N)

Students will develop lifelong strategies for healthy eating, body image, and understanding the food environment around them.

Standard HI.N.2:

Explain how nutrition and fitness contribute to long-term mental, physical, and social health and analyze situations where nutritional needs change throughout the lifespan.
  • 5 Measures of Fitness
    Students will be able to list the 5 measures of fitness, describe them, and give at least two examples for each. They will practice/attempt the examples.
  • 5 Measures of Fitness: Muscular Strength & Endurance
    Students will be able to identify and explain the importance of muscular strength and endurance. They will attempt and practice the examples.
  • Choose My Plate
    This lesson uses My Plate to help students learn how many servings they need from each food group.
  • Nutrient Detectives

    Students will be assessed on their understanding of how to read and understand nutrient information on food labels.  25 different food labels will be placed around the room.  Students will work individually to answer the questions on their bingo cards by using the food labels.  For example one question on the bingo card might say which food has the most saturated fat or grams of sugar?

  • Screencasting Lesson Plan
    Students will create their own stretching video. Video needs to have at least 8 stretches.
  • What's in a Serving size?
    Inquiry-based, hands-on lab to give students opportunity to compare what they think a serving size is to the recommended serving size.

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 - Jodi  Parker and see the Health Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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