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Author(s): Roberta Anding, MS, RD/LD, CDE
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Nutritional Challenges

Nutritional Challenges, of the instructional unit, Food and Fitness, is an assessment activity during which students learn about eating habits to meet special dietary needs and then design specialized menus, such as those for athletes, diabetics and vegetarians.

Science and health concepts covered in this activity include the following.

  • Nutritional requirements vary with body weight, age, gender, activity level and body functioning.
  • Diet consists of all the foods that someone eats. Sometimes people must adjust their diets for special health reasons or to meet unusual levels of physical activity.