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LESSON 2.1: NUTRIENTS Unit 2: Nutrition & Fitness.

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1 LESSON 2.1: NUTRIENTS Unit 2: Nutrition & Fitness

2 Do Now  Which of the foods on the plate would you consider “healthy”? Which are “unhealthy?” Why?  Think about the ingredients that make up these foods. List as many as you can below (you can guess!).  How do you think you will feel after consuming this meal?  Your mother comes home and sees your plate of food and comments, “You really should eat healthier!” If you were to try to follow her advice, what foods would you put on your plate the following day?

3 Discuss  Share your answers.  Then share with one another what your ACTUAL eating habits look like, on average.  What influences your food choices?

4 Carbohydrates  Simple carbs (simple sugars)  Complex carbs (starches)  How does the body use carbs?

5 Think:  1. Why is it better to get your simple sugars from foods like fruit and milk, rather than foods like lollipops?  2. Why does a bowl of oatmeal fill you up better than sugary candy with the same amount of calories as the oatmeal?

6 Fats  Unsaturated fats  Saturated fats  Trans fats

7 Think:  3. What are the health benefits and health dangers of fats?  4. Which types of fats are healthy and what types of food contain them?

8 Proteins  Amino acids  Essential amino acids

9 Think:  5. What do proteins do in the body?  6. Who might be at risk of protein deficiencies in their diet? Why?

10 Assess:  1. What are the 3 nutrients that provide the body with energy?  2. What are the building blocks of protein?  3. Carbohydrates are divided into what 2 categories?  4. What type of fat is healthy?

11 Homework:  24 Hour Food Log  Was this an average day of eating for you, or did you eat differently for any particular reason?  Approximately how many calories did you consume on this day?  Which foods that you ate were least healthy? Most healthy?  What influenced your food consumption on this particular day?  Reflect on the process of keeping the food log? What did you learn?


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