Ch. 10 Nutrition. Created by Coach Luttrell Information taken from Bronson, M.H., Cleary, M.J., Hubbard, B.M., Zike, D., Glencoe Teen Health Course 3, 2009. Lesson 1: The Importance of Nutrition. Objectives: The student will be able to explain why the body needs nutrients.
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Created by Coach Luttrell
Information taken from Bronson, M.H., Cleary, M.J., Hubbard, B.M., Zike, D., Glencoe Teen Health Course 3, 2009
1. Define appetite and explain how it can affect which foods you choose to eat.
2. What do nutrients do for your body?
3. What role do emotions play in your food choices?
4. Which factors do you think influence a teen's food choices most? Explain your answer.
5. How is it possible to have plenty of food and yet be poorly nourished?
Two types of carbs:
When molecules stay separate it forms simple carbs.
When molecules join together they form long chains called starches or complex carbs.
There are two categories of vitamins:
Water-Soluble dissolve in water and your body cannot store them. Ex: Vitamin C and B Complex
Fat-Soluble are stored in the body until needed. Ex: Vitamin A, D, E & K.
Sources from food
Functions in the body
"If it were possible to drain all the water from a 160 lb. man, his dehydrated body would weigh only 64 lbs."~Bethesda Health & Fitness Center
1. What is fiber? What function does it have in the body?
2. What are the six major classes of nutrients?
3. What are some sources of complete proteins?
4. Make a list of the foods you have eaten today. Identify which nutrients can be found in each food. Are there any nutrient groups that you should have eaten more of?
5. How can the food you eat today affect your health in the future?
1. Who created the MyPyramid food guidance system and what is its purpose?
2. What are the five main food groups in MyPyramid? What does the sixth group represent?
3. What are two things you can do to keep your foods safe from harmful bacteria?
4. Explain what MyPyramid is designed to help you know about which foods to eat.
5. Tom had a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk for lunch. Which food groups do these foods represent? What else could Tom eat to add more food groups to his lunch?
Three key words:
Variety- helps make meals more nutritious and interesting
Moderation- portion size and limiting fats, sugars and salt can help lower your risk of certain diseases
Balance- Calories in with calories out. Use exercise to help fight weight gain.
1. What makes a food an empty-calorie food?
2. Why is breakfast important?
3. What are three meal-planning tips that allow variety, moderation and balance to your eating plan?
4. How can you avoid overeating when you eat at a restaurant?
5. You are hungry, but dinner is still an hour away. What is a snack that would help you feel less hungry but still leave you ready to eat dinner? How much of the snack do you think you should eat?