Product ID : HE1001
"As a school counselor, I work closely with the teachers and nurse to promote healthy choices in daily living. I am excited to use several of the online tools to better educate the students and parents I see. This was a WONDERFUL course!"
Why are vitamins and minerals important to our body? What happens if we consume foods that lack nutritional value? How much exercise do I really need? Is a calorie from an apple different from a calorie from a doughnut? If you are interested in understanding nutrition and using this knowledge to empower your students, this is the course for you! This course will offer facts about the nutritional value of food and the benefits of exercise, based on the research done by experts in the field of nutrition.
With this information, you will be armed with the power to guide your students into making healthy choices about their lifestyle, be able to recognize signs of deficiencies and preserve your own healthy lifestyle.
PROJECTS TO BE COMPLETED
1. Food Journal (Word Document)
2. Nutrition Assessment
3. Pack a Lunchbox
4. Label Scavenger Hunt
6. (Part I): Recommended Daily Allowances
7. (Part II): Create a Healthy 3-Day Menu
8. Online Participant Survey
Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders, basic word processing skills such as using tables
· Internet access
· Word Processing Software (MS Word, Word for Apple, etc.)
· Adobe Reader 11.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework (You can download this software for free at Adobe.com)
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES
· Document and analyze a record of food intake over a 24-hour period.
· Read and research basic nutrition vocabulary and develop an understanding of how food is processed in your body.
· Assess knowledge of nutrition facts.
· Develop an understanding of the importance of a teacher’s role in influencing nutritional habits in students.
· Read and analyze labels of common food items.
· Summarize Food Safety protocols.
· Analyze personal recommended daily allowances and create a five (5) day menu that utilizes the nutritional information in this unit.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS
- CCSS.ELA Reading: Informational Text