7th Grade Classroom-Nutrition

Click HERE for the classroom syllabus.
Click HERE for nutrition notes from the slide show. 

Click HERE for Healthy Breakfast Project Guidelines.
Click HERE for Healthy Breakfast Project Rubric.
Click HERE for Healthy Breakfast Project Ideas

The nutrition curriculum in 7th grade is based on these principles:

  1. Eat food as it is found in nature with minimal processing. The fewer ingredients the better.
  2. Eat foods that will give you the most bang for your nutritional buck. Nutrient dense foods give you the most nutrients for the fewest amount of calories; the opposite of empty calories. Eat these whenever possible. 
  3. If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it. 
  4. Protein, natural fat, & quality carbohydrate (vegetables & fruit) should make an appearance at all meals. 
Here are some videos we watch or I recommend during the unit:

McDonald's French Fries Experiment:

How Sugar Affects the Brain:
 Sugar Hiding in Plain Sight:
Should You use the Snooze Button?

Jamie Oliver: Teach Every Child About Food Ted Talk

Michael Pollan: How Cooking Can Change Your Life

Fed Up Movie

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