UNIT 3 NUTRITION
GRADE LEVEL AND CONTENT AREA:
In this unit, “Nutrition”, students will learn that in order for people to survive nutritional needs must be met. Students will also learn that these nutritional needs can come from plants or animals, and these nutritional needs come in the form of carbohydrates, proteins, and fat.
STANDARDS AND INDICATORS (Listed by Number):
2.4 Human beings, like all other living things, have special nutritional needs for survival.
GRADE-LEVEL CONCEPT 1: u The essential components of balanced nutrition can be obtained from plant and animal sources.
GRADE-LEVEL CONCEPT 2: u People eat different foods in order to satisfy nutritional needs for carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
1. All people need the same basic nutrients to grow, move and stay healthy; different cultures satisfy these needs by consuming different foods.
2. The level of energy and nutrients individuals need depends on their age, gender and how active they are.
3. Most foods contain a combination of nutrients. Labels on food packages describe the nutrients contained in the food and how much energy the food provides (calories).
4. Breads, cereals, rice and pasta are sources of carbohydrates, which provide energy.
5. Meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts are sources of protein, which keeps the body working properly.
6. Fruits and vegetables are sources of vitamins and minerals, which keep the body healthy.
7. Nuts, meats and fish are sources of fats and oils, which provide energy.
KEY SCIENCE VOCABULARY: nutrient, crop, grain, carbohydrate, protein, dairy, fats, oils, energy
CONCEPTS: Need to know about…
SKILLS: Be able to do:
Fats, in fact, are nutrients that help provide energy to the body as well as help the body to store vitamins. It is important to not that unsaturated fats are healthier than saturated fats.
If you eat a healthy diet you should not need to take vitamins; all the vitamins should be in the foods you eat.
BIG IDEA: People have special nutritional needs in order to survive. They can meet these needs by following a healthy diet rich in protein, carbohydrates, dairy, grains, and fats. By using the Food Pyramid as a guide we can be sure that we are getting the correct amount of nutrients to keep us healthy.
What are the nutrients people need in order to survive and stay healthy?
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO GUIDE INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT:
TOPICS or CONTEXT: (What you will use to teach concepts and skills – particular unit, lessons, activities)
Lesson 1: Preassessment
Lesson 2: Where does food come from?
Lesson 3: Exploring the Food Pyramid
Lesson 4: Sorting foods
Lesson 5: Eat Your Fruit and Veggies!
Lesson 6: Controlling Your Portions
Lesson 7: Get the Facts on Protein, Carbohydrates & Fats
Lesson 8: “Moving More” Game: Incorporating physical activity
Lesson 9: Designing Food Pyramid
Lesson 10: Foods Around the World
Lesson 11: International Day
Lesson 12: Post-Assessment
Lesson 13: Culminating Activity
Students prepare full day’s meal plan including recommended daily foods for their body
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