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Nutritional Challenges


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Nutritional Challenges

In this nutrition activity (page 26 of PDF), learners consider the nutritional needs of people with specific dietary requirements, such as athletes, persons with diabetes and vegetarians, and create a full-day menu for these individuals. This activity may be used as an assessment for any unit on nutrition. This guide includes background information, setup and management tips, extensions, information about eating in space and handouts.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
free

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Copy of "Serving Sizes and Calories", "My Pyramid" and "Daily Amounts" sheets from previous activities in resource
  • Copy of one "Challenging Choices" sheet photocopied, trimmed and folded in half vertically to make a card
  • Copies of the "Menu Plan" student sheet (optional)

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
      • Health and Nutrition
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
      • Data Collection
      • Data Representation
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
    • Number and Operations
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof
    • Representation
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations
      • Gathering Data
      • Formulating Explanations
      • Communicating Results

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Moreno, Nancy P.; Clayton, Sonia Rahmati; Cutler, Paula H.; Young, Martha S.; Tharp, Barbara Z.

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Baylor College of Medicine, ©2009

Funding Source:

  • NASA, NCC9-58

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