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FASTfood vacation

nutrition

grades 6-8

In this course, participants will learn how their food choices are being influenced through avenues such as the food’s marketing strategies, along with the media and even grocery stores’ advertising tactics.

*A product license is for 1 Year Per School

Topics

Covered

  • Food Advertising/Marketing

  • How to maintain a healthy body

  • Reading a Nutrition Facts Label

  • Calories in = Calories out

  • Portion Sizes and Serving Sizes

  • Negative risks of excessive fat, sodium and sugar

Objectives

  • Students will be able to identify influences on food choices

  • Students will be able to identify examples of media slogans

  • Students will be able to name 3 ways to maintain a healthy body

  • Students will be able to explain what Calories In = Calories Out means

  • Students will be able to define portion size and serving size

  • Students will be able to list three negative risks associated with eating foods high in fat, sodium and sugar

Standards

met

NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS

  • Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

  • Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behavior

  • Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health

  • Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health

  • Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health

Program Materials

Estimated Teachable Minutes

FASTFOOD VACATION - 25 Minutes

While You Watch worksheet - 25m

 

Analyzing Ads - 45m

 

Beyond the TV Commercials - 60m

 

Energy in and Energy Out - 15-30m

 

Fad Diets: The Good, Bad & Ugly - 30m

 

Food and Activity Journal - 45m

 

Introducing MyPlate - 30m

 

Read it Before You Eat It - 30m

 

Reading a Food Label - 45m

 

The Health of Our Bones - 30m

Meeting Your Nutrition and Activity Goals - 30m

 

Understanding BMI - 15m