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Good Eating Habits. Teen Living Skills Unit 7. What’s This Thing Called Nutrition?. “Over the past twenty years Americans consumed twice as much high-fat snack foods and three times as much soft drinks.” University of Missouri Extension. What’s This Thing Called Nutrition?.

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Good Eating Habits

Teen Living Skills

Unit 7


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What’s This Thing Called Nutrition?

“Over the past twenty years Americans consumed twice as much high-fat snack foods and three times as much soft drinks.”

  • University of Missouri Extension


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What’s This Thing Called Nutrition?

  • Nutrients – products that come from foods that help the body grow and function.

    • The 6 Nutrients are:

      • Protein

      • Fats

      • Carbohydrates

      • Vitamins

      • Minerals

      • Water


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What’s The Connection?

  • Vitamins– substances found in foods that help the body function properly.

  • Minerals – elements in food that are needed by the body; help build teeth, bones, and healthy blood.


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Why Do I Need to Eat?

Vitamins, except for Viamin K, were named by the letters in the order of their discovery. - www.medterms.com

  • Regulate – to adjust and control.


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Why Do I Need to Eat?

  • Your body needs food each day for the following reasons:

    • To provide energy.

    • To regulate the body and bodily functions.

    • To build, maintain and repair body cells and tissues.


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How Much Do I Need?

  • The main food groups needed each day include:

    • Grain group

    • Vegetable group

    • Fruit group

    • Milk group

    • Meat and Beans group


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How Much Do I Need?

  • The average North American consumes 19 teaspoons of sugar every day, mostly in processed food and beverages.

  • Chicken consumption has doubled between 1970 and 2004 from 27.4 pounds per person to 59.2 pounds per person.

  • Spinach is more nutritious cooked than raw.


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Words to Know

  • Discretionary – choices that are left up to each person.


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That Pot is Hot!

“When the electrical power goes off, food will stay cold enough to be eaten safely for 4-6 hours if you don’t open the refrigerator door.” - Prevention magazine.

  • Frayed – unraveled.


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That Pot is Hot!

  • Safety is critical when working in the food lab. The following are some guidelines for the different areas and equipment you will be using:

    • Facilities

      • Wipe up spills quickly.

      • Keep countertops clean.

      • When cleaning up broken glass, sweep into a dustpan, then wipe floor with a damp paper towel.


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That Pot is Hot!

  • Cutting utensils

    • Use only for intended use.

    • Cut away from the body.

    • Keep pointed end down when walking with a knife or sharp object.

    • Store knives separately from other utensils.

    • Completely remove a can lid when using a can opener.


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That Pot is Hot!

  • Electrical appliances

    • Unplug an appliance by pulling on the plug, not the cord.

    • Unplug an appliance before cleaning or prying food from the appliance.

    • Make sure to have dry hands when using electrical appliances.

    • Replace frayed or worn cords.

    • Do not let cords dangle.

    • Turn saucepan handles inward when cooking on the range top.


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How do I Read this Recipe?

  • “On average, children ages 11-18 eat at fast food restaurants twice a week.” - www.healthykidschallenge.com

  • White Castle was the world’s first hamburger chain founded in 1921, in Wichita, Kansas.


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How do I Read this Recipe

  • Read the recipe before beginning the project.

  • Check to make sure the equipment is available.

  • Check for understanding of recipe terms.

  • Check to make sure that ingredients are in the kitchen.

  • Compete food pre-preparation.

  • Follow the directions on the recipe package, step by step.


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