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Food: Nutrition and Energy

Food: Nutrition and Energy

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Food, food types, food/energy sources, energy, Calorie, nutrients, nutrition, diet, Nutrition Facts Label, serving sizes, menu, food choices, BMR, exercise, strength, increasing endurance

  • Energy for Life

    Energy for LifeLesson

    Students observe and quantify the growth of yeast (a single-celled fungus) that it is given table sugar as a food source.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Energy Sources

    Energy SourcesLesson

    Students measure and compare the amount of heat energy released from two different types of food.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Your Energy Needs

    Your Energy NeedsLesson

    Students estimate average daily baseline energy needs for different levels of activity.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Serving Sizes

    Serving SizesLesson

    Students estimate the serving sizes of different foods and compare their estimates to actual serving size information provided on food labels.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Servings and Choices

    Servings and ChoicesLesson

    Students document their individual eating habits and learn whether these dietary patterns meet their nutritional needs.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Your Nutrition Needs

    Your Nutrition NeedsLesson

    Students compare their own eating habits to standard recommendations for a healthy diet.

    Grades: 6-8
  • Nutritional Challenges

    Nutritional ChallengesLesson

    Students learn about healthy eating habits to meet special lifestyle needs, such as those of athletes, persons with diabetes and vegetarians.

    Grades: 6-8

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