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Wellness. Food Labels Lesson 1. Food Terms. A Food Label is a description of the different types of nutrients found in foods. Nutrition is the study of food and the way the body uses it. Nutrients are substances in food that provide energy and are necessary for life and growth.

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Food Labels

Lesson 1

food terms
Food Terms
  • A Food Label is a description of the different types of nutrients found in foods.
  • Nutrition is the study of food and the way the body uses it.
  • Nutrients are substances in food that provide energy and are necessary for life and growth.



Lesson 2

what is hygiene
What is Hygiene?
  • Hygiene- the practice of being healthy and clean.
  • Having a set routine will help establish good hygiene.
morning before school
Morning/Before School

The following are suggestions to help start your day.

  • Take a shower or wash your face when you wake up.
  • Brush your hair
  • Brush your teeth
morning before school1
Morning/Before School
  • Pick out “NEAT-CLEAN” clothes, not the ones on the floor or that you wore yesterday.
  • Change your SOCKS daily!
  • BOTH girls and boys apply DEODORANT!
  • Girls, be prepared for YOUR personal needs.
during the day at school
During the Day/ At School
  • Wash your hands before lunch.
  • Wash your hands “with soap” after you have used the restroom.
  • After gym class “RE-APPLY” your deodorant, boys and girls!

Applying perfume and/or cologne after gym class does not cover your sweaty smell!

Funky + Funky= Funkiest

before bed
Before Bed
  • Take a shower or wash your face. (If you didn’t shower in the morning…best hygiene would be to shower at night)
  • Brush and floss your teeth before bed.
  • Put on clean “sleep clothes”. Avoid sleeping in your school clothes or the clothes you have worn all day.


breakfast is important
Breakfast is Important!
  • When you wake up in the morning, you haven’t eaten for 10 to 12 hours!
  • You need glucose (energy) for your brain to function!
food provides energy
Food Provides Energy
  • Calorie = measure of energy
  • How excess food energy is stored

Carbs Fat Protein

Glycogen Body Fat

how much energy do you need
How Much Energy Do You Need?
  • How much energy you need depends on how much energy your body is using.
basal metabolic rate bmr
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
  • BMR: The minimum amount of energy needed to keep you alive when you are in a rested, fasting state, such as just after you wake up in the morning.
is all junk food bad for us
Is all “Junk Food” Bad for Us?
  • What makes a food

healthy or junk

depends on how many

nutrients it provides relative to

how many calories it contains.

  • Junk food is only a problem

if it makes up a large

part of your diet.

Everything in Moderation

Is Snacking Bad???

Snacking isn’t bad if done right. It can increase your nutrient intake and help you maintain a healthy weight.

Eating smaller amounts of food (with nutritional value) throughout the day vs. 3 large meals a day can actually be better for your metabolism.



Eating Disorders

Lesson Four

eating disorders
Eating Disorders

Conditions that involve an unhealthy degree of concern about body weight and shape and that may lead to efforts to control weight by unhealthy means

Characteristics of Eating Disorders

Never eating enough

Dieting excessively

Eating only certain types of foods

Eating too much

Not responding to natural feelings of fullness or hunger

body image
Body Image

How you see and feel about your appearance and how comfortable you are with your body

Having a healthy body image means you accept your body’s appearance and abilities


Involves self-starvation, a distorted body image, and low body weight


Intense fear of weight gain

Over exercising

Preferring to eat alone

Preoccupation with calories

Extreme weight loss

Loss of menstrual periods

Hair loss on head

Depression and anxiety

Weakness and exhaustion


An individual repeatedly eats large amounts of food and then uses vomiting or using laxatives to rid the body of the food


Preoccupation with body weight

Bingeing with or without purging

Bloodshot eyes and sore throat

Dental problems

Irregular menstrual periods

Depression and mood swings

Feeling out of control

binge eating
Binge Eating

Eating large amounts of food in one sitting

Above-normal body


Bingeing episodes

are usually accompanied by feelings of guilt, shame, and loss of control

disordered eating patterns
Disordered Eating Patterns

Eating behaviors that are not severe enough to be classified as a specific eating disorder


Weight loss (less than anorexia)

Bingeing and purging less frequently than in Bulimia

Purging after eating small amounts of food

Deliberate dehydration for weight loss

Hiding food

Over exercising

Constant dissatisfaction with physical appearance

getting help
Getting Help

Professional help from physicians, psychologists, and nutritionists is essential to manage and recover from an eating disorder




Lesson Five

how much water should you have a day
How much water should you have a day?

At least eight

8oz glasses

of water each day!

what percent of your body is water
What percent of your body is water?
  • Our body is made up of60%water.
  • Brain- 70%
  • Lungs- 90%

Why is it so


for our body?

Water is needed for every

body function, without the

proper amount of water

certain body functions may

not perform as they should.

symptoms of dehydration
Symptoms of Dehydration
  • Early symptoms might be fatigue, loss of appetite, dry eyes, or headache.
  • Being thirsty is one of the last signs of dehydration
what is dehydration and how can it be dangerous
What is dehydration and how can it be dangerous?

Dehydration occurs when the body does not have enough water.

Dehydration can interfere with both mental and physical performance.

Dehydration could lead to death.

It’s important to drink

more water than you lose!

coke or water


Click on picture for facts about coke VS water.



Lifetime Wellness

Lesson Six

Maintaining Fitness

Outside of PE/School:

  • Encourage your family to take walks around the neighborhood.
  • Organize a group of friends to work out with.
  • Decrease screen time. (i.e. Playstation, computer, television, smart phone.)
  • Set a goal to be active at least 60 minutes a day.
exercise facilities
Exercise Facilities
  • School Gym, Weight Room, and Track- Free
  • Community Recreation Centers- Fees vary
  • Local Parks- Free
  • YMCA- Offers reduced membership for qualified applicants based on household income
  • Gold’s Gym- Must be at least 12 years old
  • 24 Hour Fitness- Fee Required
  • Planet Fitness- Dues Vary
  • Cross Fit- Fee required
  • Jewish Community Center
city of austin recreation centers
City of Austin Recreation Centers
  • The Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for children, adults and seniors. The majority of these programs are held at the 20 Recreation Centers. Programs at the Recreation Centers include arts, dance, fitness, card games, table games, gymnastics, tiny tots, boxing, karate, team sport leagues, after-school programs, day camps and a lot more. Individual class listings are available on the web or you can call the Recreation Center closest to your home for information.


using technology in your fitness plan
Using Technology in Your Fitness Plan
  • HOPSports- Educates, trains and entertains youth of all ages while promoting accelerated learning, character education, health, nutrition and social messaging in a multi-screen, dynamic format.
  • Pedometer- Step counter
  • Heart Rate Monitor- a personal monitoring device which allows a subject to measure his/her heart rate in real time or record his/her heart rate
  • Smart Phone Apps: Nike+/Endomondo/My Fitness Pal
  • Wii Fit
  • XBOX Connect
  • Dance Dance Revolution