Food And Nutrition 1
Strand 6 Standard 1
Food And Nutrition 1
Strand 6 Standard 2
1 class periods of 45 minutes each
Students will learn about the Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines by looking at samples of serving sizes and filling out worksheets.
1. Food Guide Pyramid Worksheet 2. Dietary Guidelines Worksheet
AIM FOR FITNESS
1. Aim for a healthy weight.
Dangers of improper weight:
2. Be physically active each day (Losing more than 1-2 pounds a week is not healthy.)
BUILD A HEALTHY BASE
1. Let the Pyramid guide your choices.
2. Choose a variety of grains daily, especially whole grains. Whole grains contain a greater variety of nutrients and more fiber than other grains)
3. Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables daily.
4. Keep food safe to eat by keeping the food preparation and eating areas, utensils, and hands clean.
1. Choose a diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol and moderate in total fat. Health risks from a high-fat diet are obesity, heart disease, diabetes, forms of cancer, and high blood cholesterol levels.
Tips for reducing fat:
2. Choose beverages and foods to moderate your intake of sugar.
3. Choose and prepare foods with less salt.
Dangers of hypertension (blood pressure over 140/90): It causes an increase in the risk of heart disease. Avoid high salt-content food. Canned and frozen foods have added salt, so fresh food is the best.
4. If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation
1. Food Sort (5 min.): Give the students a worksheet covered with the words of different foods. The students circle the foods that they like and regularly eat. Then the paper is folded into six parts. Each area represents a food group. The students can then see what kind of foods they are eating.
2. Pyramid Sort (20 min.): On each table put a variety of Nasco plastic foods. Hand out the worksheets. As you check each group, have the students pick out all the food at their tables that belong in that group. Then have all groups hold up their food so every one can see what kind of foods belong in each group. When you talk about serving sizes they can see what they have at their tables. Have them guess serving sizes by the examples on their tables. As you lecture have them fill in the worksheet.
3. Dietary Guidelines (20 min.): Hand out the Dietary Guideline worksheet. Have students fill in the worksheet as you discuss each of the guidelines.
1. Adventures in Food and Nutrition by Carol Byrd-Bredbenner 2. The World of Food by Eva Medved 3. Sue Reber