Food And Nutrition 1
Strand 3 Standard 2
1 class periods of 90 minutes each
The student will identify fiber from foods, its sources and function in the body.
Video on Cancer:
Prepare ahead of class - Party Mix for the students to eat during lecture on fiber.
Knowledge of Fiber.
Prepare demonstrations ahead of class time.
Prepare Party Mix for class to eat during lecture. You can use other recipes or add your own favorite cereals, crackers, etc.
Obtain a copy of the song called Fiber from Dole's cassette tape - Jammin'5 A Day Songs Cassette Tape.
Prepare handouts and labels for fiber activity if there is time at the end of the hour for review.
Understanding the importance of fiber in the diet and good food sources that one can eat to get at least 20 to 35 grams a day.
The students will be able to identify what fiber is, its sources and its function in the body.
Prepare ahead of class - Party Mix to be passed out to the students during the lecture in 5 oz. paper cups.
Prepare demonstrations for the beans and water in the jars, bran, white flour and whole wheat flour in jars, dried out sponge and PVC tube.
Prepare labels from food on colored paper for students to identify amount of fiber and if it is a good, fair or poor sources of fiber.
Locate a video on Cancer.
Prepare handouts to be used during class lecture and notes.
Play for the students the song called "fiber" from the Dole 5 A Day cassette tape while you pass around the Party Mix for the students to eat and enjoy. You will find that they will want something to drink as they eat the Party Mix.
Lecture. Ask: Do you know anyone who has cancer or who has died of cancer? Open up for discussion leading into Fiber.
Show Video on Fiber.
Pass out handouts.
Have the students complete the handout: How Much Fiber? Ask: How many have marks on the right side?, left side?
Refer to Lecture notes on fiber.
Show and explain Fiber Demonstration with beans.
Have the students complete the handout: Test Your Fiber Knowledge and fiber facts.
Discuss water and its importance with eating fiber. Demonstrate why the body needs water when eating fiber using the dried out sponge and the PVC pipe.
Orally for review, go over the Roughage or Fiber Worksheet for the students to complete.
If time is available, have the students identify the grams of fiber from the labels and tell if it is a poor, fair or good source of fiber.
Assign extra credit home cooking assignment to prepare Power Bars or Granola Bars if interested.
Handouts on fiber from PennState, Penn State Nutrition Center, Benedict House, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802.
Partial List of Food Sources for Fiber Content - Courtesy of Utah Cooperative Extension Service.
A Field Guide to Fiber - Anderson, J. Plant Fiber in Foods, (HCF Diabetes Research Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 22124, Lexington, KY 40522) 1986.
Recipe for Power Bars - Sue Schumacher, Pleasant Grove High.
Recipe for Granola Bars - Tamara Marcroft, Lehi High.