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Click HERE for Nutrition Project Template.
The nutrition curriculum in 7th grade is based on these principles:
- Eat food as it is found in nature with minimal processing. The fewer ingredients the better.
- 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.
- If you can't pronounce it, don't eat it.
- Protein, natural fat, & quality carbohydrate (vegetables & fruit) should make an appearance at all meals.
McDonald's French Fries Experiment:
How Sugar Affects the Brain:
Jamie Oliver: Teach Every Child About Food Ted Talk
Michael Pollan: How Cooking Can Change Your Life