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Alexander Kalil
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School
Class of 2013
Go ...
Essential Question

EQ: How much money does one save, and how
much healthier can one eat, by cooking and
eating at home in...
Approach
• Created a meal plan
• Researched:
o costs for restaurant and supermarket products
o available nutritional value...
Basic Nutrition Info

Calories: need for energy
 too little: body goes into “starvation mode”, starts storing fat
 too m...
Nutrition Calculations
• Applied standard formulas provided by Dietitian,
used to calculate nutrition values for a few
sam...
Cost Calculations
• Total Cost of item divided by number of
servings in the package = cost per serving size
• Examples:
o ...
Summary

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Take away piece: Brochure

8
How do I influence my peers?

Super Size Me
Movie Trailer

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Works cited

"Home | Nutrition.gov." Home | Nutrition.gov. N.p., n.d.
Web. 1 June 2013. <http://www.nutrition.gov>.
" Nutr...
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  • Whole foods or minimally processed foods have no (or less) additives and offer more nutritional value in their unrefined state.
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    1. 1. uy : or B o d? ake M st Fo or F a oods le F o tter? Wh is be hich W Alexander Kalil Bedford High School Class of 2013 Go Bulldogs!
    2. 2. Essential Question EQ: How much money does one save, and how much healthier can one eat, by cooking and eating at home instead of eating out? Sub-EQs:  To what extent is buying prepared food more expensive than cooking your own?  How much more unhealthy is prepared food compared to home-cooked food?  How does one influence their peers to change their eating habits? AOK: Data table comparing meal nutrition and cost Outside Expert: Jhonny Mahar, Dietitian 2
    3. 3. Approach • Created a meal plan • Researched: o costs for restaurant and supermarket products o available nutritional values (websites, package labels) • Worked with Dietitian to: o Define portion sizes o Choose the important nutritional values o Calculate nutritional values for unavailable products • Calculated differences in nutrition values & costs • Summarized results 3
    4. 4. Basic Nutrition Info Calories: need for energy  too little: body goes into “starvation mode”, starts storing fat  too much: weight gain Fat: need for healthy cell maintenance, storing energy, providing vital nutrients  too little: many, including increase in cholesterol, risk of heart disease & cancer  too much: weight gain, increased cholesterol, high blood pressure Sodium: need to control blood pressure and blood volume  too little: imbalance of nutrients  too much: increased blood pressure Protein: need to repair cells and for growth  too little: muscle weakness, hair color loss, impaired immunity, and blood and hormonal disorders  Too much: no proof that excess protein has negative effects 4
    5. 5. Nutrition Calculations • Applied standard formulas provided by Dietitian, used to calculate nutrition values for a few sample items. • Used professional software package called, “Webtrition”, to validate results and for other items. • Compared total calories, fat, sodium and protein of purchased meal vs. meal prepared at home 5
    6. 6. Cost Calculations • Total Cost of item divided by number of servings in the package = cost per serving size • Examples: o Coffee $8/pound, 45 cups/pound = $0.60/cup o Chicken $5/pound = $0.30/oz o Butter $2/pound, 32 Tablespoons/pound = $0.06/T 6
    7. 7. Summary 7
    8. 8. Take away piece: Brochure 8
    9. 9. How do I influence my peers? Super Size Me Movie Trailer 9
    10. 10. Works cited "Home | Nutrition.gov." Home | Nutrition.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 June 2013. <http://www.nutrition.gov>. " Nutrition facts, calories in food, labels, nutritional information and analysis – NutritionData.com ." Nutrition facts, calories in food, labels, nutritional information and analysis – NutritionData.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 1 June 2013. <http://nutritiondata.self.com>. "Nutrition: MedlinePlus." National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 June 2013. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/nutrition.html>. "Nutrition and healthy eating - MayoClinic.com." Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 June 2013. <http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nutrition-andhealthy-eating/MY00431>. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2diPZOtty0 10

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