Health Education II (9-12)
Strand 5: NUTRITION (N) Standard HII.N.2
Students will develop a healthy weight management plan by using the iPad as a way to manage intake and outtake of calories/nutrients. They will also track their exercise and calories burned throughout the day.
The iPads will be used on a daily basis by the teacher and students. The app, MyFitnessPal, which is free, will be used on every iPad and each student will have an account.
Students will record all exercise and food intake (nutrients, calories, etc.) to this app, which will then create graphs and end of the day results. If students choose to use their iPhone, the app can be downloaded there instead.
After a 2-3 days of recording, students will use the app to set goals to align with the weight management and nutrition/exercise strategies they are being taught during class. The iPads will mostly be used outside of class to record, and then at the beginning of class every day to analyze previous data.
I will mirror my iPad to the AirPlay projector in order to explain everything before they are handed out the assignments. At the end of the unit, graphs and data will be displayed based on lifestyle changes and/or goals met. Students will use Prezi or Haiku Deck to display the information to all students.
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to correctly track caloric content as well as nutritional value of foods they are eating. They will then be able to compare this to energy expenditure and understand how they affect body weight. They will also understand what a healthy body image is at the end of the lesson.
A good way to challenge a gifted student would be for them to come up with foods that help the body meet their needs for protein and carbohydrates. They could then make a list of these foods and the needed amounts to maintain a healthy body. Students would be given a handout based on what this student/students came up with in order to help them meet their goals.
Student performance will be assessed through a final presentation given to the class and teacher. The presentation will include analyzing their previous lifestyle habits, creating goals to improve those habits, and how well they accomplished achieving their goals. They will also be evaluated on presentation/communication skills during the project and final presentation.