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Healthy Snacks (post-assessment)

Author(s): Nancy Moreno, PhD, and Barbara Tharp, MS.

The Science Behind Health Food Choices

This culminating activity is designed to assess students’ knowledge of concepts presented throughout unit, especially those related to personal nutrition. Discuss the importance of healthy eating habits. Remind students that nutritional food labels are printed on food containers to inform consumers how much fat, calories, sugars, and other items are in the food. Knowing how to read food labels will help students to make good decisions about what to eat and what foods to avoid.

Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are our main sources of energy. Our bodies also need protein to build and maintain muscles, and to carry out many functions inside cells. Small amounts of vitamins and minerals also are necessary. The best way to get necessary nutrients without consuming too many calories is to follow the recommendations of a food pyramid or MyPlate.gov.


Funded by the following grant(s)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH

My Health My World: National Dissemination
Grant Number: 5R25ES009259
The Environment as a Context for Opportunities in Schools
Grant Number: 5R25ES010698, R25ES06932