Nutrition for Young
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
your body mass index. It is a better way of calculating body fat.
Today you will also need a worksheet. What is body
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