BEFORE THE BELL 1. Get out a piece of paper. Food Choices/Culture. Journal If you could eat anything tonight for dinner what would it be? (Describe your meal in 4-5 sentences.). Journal Why do people have different tastes?
If you could eat anything tonight for dinner what would it be?
(Describe your meal in 4-5 sentences.)
Why do people have different tastes?
(In other words, why do some people like some foods that other people hate? Don’t tell me taste buds!)
One important reason you eat is to take in calories.
Food also provides nutrients. Nutrients have many important roles:
-Giving you energy.
-Building new tissues and repairing cells.
-Helping your body’s processes and systems
Good nutrition is one of the main factors in building and maintaining good health.
Everyone needs the same nutrients to maintain good health, but the amount of nutrients needed depends on a person’s age, gender, state of health, and level of activity.
As a teen, you need more calcium for building strong bones. You also need more iron because your body makes more red blood cells as you grow.
When you do not get enough of a particular nutrient, you could have a nutrient deficiency.
Food choices are influenced by many different factors.
Appetite and Hunger- Appetite is the psychological desire for food; hunger is the physical need for food.
Emotions- Using food as a way of dealing with negative emotions is not healthy. People who eat to relieve stress or boredom need to develop more appropriate coping skills.
-Where we get our food
As Americans we have all kinds of different foods available to us. We have the ability to transport food from any part of the world to the United States. But just because a food is available to us, doesn’t make that food healthy or fresh.
Peaches from Georgia or Peaches from Idaho
Food can provide us opportunities to socialize with family, friends, and the community. Food can also provide us with a sense of cultural identity.
-Where you eat meals.
-How the food is eaten.
-How the food is prepared.
1. Complete your Food Choices Chart. DUE TODAY