Food And Nutrition I
Strand 3 Standard 1
3 class periods of 45 minutes each
Using class discussion and demonstration, carbohydrates are identified as well as their functionS.
The body needs energy. Energy is supplied by food.
Carbohydrates are the preferred source of energy for the body. Not all carbohydrates are the same. Complex carbohydrates are more beneficial for the body. Whole grain foods supply complex carbohydrates. Excess carbohydrates are stored as fat.
Discussion (with overheads) of carbohydrates. Showing the differences by having students eat sugar and flour. Further that by showing water absorption with fiber. Students will take notes and complete worksheet and a lab using complex carbohydrates.
Gifted students can modify a recipe to increase the amount of fiber. Struggling students can work with others to identify, from limited choices, foods that contain complex carbohydrates.
Label reading - find the amounts of complex and simple carbohydrates in foods. Blood sugar testing before and after ingesting sugar and starch.
Core Curriculum Guide Understanding Nutrition 3rd Edition World of Food Discovering Food