Nutirition & Diet

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Nutirition & Diet

  1. 1. Nutrition & Diet Physical Education Mr. Green
  2. 2. Nutrition & Your Health <ul><li>Food gives you the energy you need for learning, studying, staying active, & hanging out with your friends! </li></ul><ul><li>Practicing good nutrition means eating foods that are good for you and eating them in the right amounts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How Your Body Uses Food <ul><li>Food must be broken down before your body can use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Digestion in the process in which food is broken down into a form your body can use. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutrients are the substances found in food that your body needs to function properly. They are absorbed in your blood & taken to all parts of your body. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Your Diet & Food Choices <ul><li>A diet is a pattern of eating. </li></ul><ul><li>Your diet includes what you eat, how much you eat, and how often you eat. </li></ul><ul><li>The following list shows 6 factors that affect your food choices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Personal Taste, Family Traditions, Convenience of Foods, Cost of Food, Foods Your Friends Eat, & Availability of Food </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Carbohydrates <ul><li>Carbohydrates provide energy for your body. </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar is a simple carbohydrate. </li></ul><ul><li>Starches are found in grains & vegetables and are complex carbohydrates. </li></ul><ul><li>Fiber is a complex carbohydrate that cannot be digested. They are found in whole wheat bread. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Fats <ul><li>Fats are nutrients that store energy, cushion your body, and protect nerves. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to have a small amount of fat in your diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Solid fats are found in butter and meats. </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid fats are found in cooking oils and salad dressings. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Proteins <ul><li>Proteins are the building blocks for your body. </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins are used for building, maintaining, and repairing cells and tissues. </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins help your body break down and use nutrients. </li></ul><ul><li>Proteins are found in meat, poultry, fish, cheese, beans, nuts, eggs, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Vitamins & Minerals <ul><li>Vitamins and minerals are very important to your health. </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamins are organic compounds that control many body functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals are elements that are essential for good health. </li></ul><ul><li>These substances are found in fruits, vegetables, and milk. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Water <ul><li>Water is a very important nutrient! </li></ul><ul><li>Your body does not get energy from water , but your body needs it for many important functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Water is used to transport nutrients and fill your cells. Your body also uses water to wash away waste. </li></ul><ul><li>Water regulates body temperature. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Let’s Review with BrainPop! <ul><li>Food Pyramid Review with BrainPop ! Click this Link! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Nutrition Challenge Webquest <ul><li>Fabulous 5 Nutrition Webquest </li></ul>
  12. 12. BrainPop Nutrition Wrap-Up <ul><li>Together as a class, create a food pyramid mural or collage. Help students outline the pyramid and create the sections for each food group. Around the pyramid, have students draw or cut out and paste pictures of different foods in each group. Encourage students to think of different kinds of fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products. Remind them that a varied diet leads to the consumption of different vitamins and minerals. Also have students draw pictures or paste pictures of people exercising. This will remind them that regular exercise is an important part of the food pyramid. </li></ul>

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