Nutrition for Young People

Food Pyramid

Amino Acids

Cholesterol #2

Exercise #2 Target Rates

Heart Disease and children

Dietary Guidelines for Americans


How much Fat?

Feel the Burn

Heart Disease & Diet Risk Factors, #two

Food Labels


Fat Facts

Surgeon Generals report

Exercise Benefits and Heart Disease

Healthy Snack



Fats & Sugars

Blood Pressure, #two and in children

Plan a meal

Pamphlet info.

Fish & Nutrition

Eating Disorders

General Information

 Take the Pre-test on nutrition first. Put your name and assignment on the top right side of your paper.You You will also need a Self Assessment Questionnaire. You can put the quiz questions on the back.

ACTIVITY 1---Get a food pyramid handout. Enter the correct food groups and serving amounts on the page. HELP: Use the Food pyramid from the table above. Make sure and click on each part of the pyramid.

ACTIVITY 2---On the back of the worksheet write the seven dietary Guidelines for Americans.


 ACTIVITY 3---We will go out to the tennis courts for this activity. You are going to jump rope for 3 minutes. At the end of three minutes, you will all take your pulse rate at the wrist or neck. You will count your pulse rate for 10 seconds and then multiple by 6 for the number of heart beats in one minute. Always remember to use your fingers and not the thumb on your wrist as the thumb also has it's own strong pulse.

ACTIVITY 4---Now make a chart for both men and women about the caloric usage during the following activities: leisure walking, playing basketball, jogging, stretching, moderate biking, football, swimming, horseback riding, and light housework. What activities burn the most calories.

ACTIVITY 5---What fast food place gives you the best french fries? What size fries do you normally order. How many calories should the average teenage boy and girl consume.


ACTIVITY 7---Click on Calories from the table above and read and study information.




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ACTIVITY 8---Calculate your body mass index. It is a better way of calculating body fat. Today you will also need a worksheet. What is body composition?

ACTIVITY 9---Why exercise? How can you improve your fitness level? What are the benefits? When should someone consult their doctor?

ACTIVITY 10---The six basic nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water.






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 Updated on January 2001