Health & Nutrition (Adapted)

Recipients of the Health & Nutrition (Adapted) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:

Activity 1: Measuring Height & Weight

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Get a Measurement Chart.  Write your name and age.  Circle boy or girl.
3.     Take off your shoes, coat and hat.
4.     Find the tape measure your teacher put on the wall.
5.     Stand with your back to the tape measure.  Put your heels against the wall and have your back straight.   Look straight ahead.
6.     Ask your volunteer to lay the ruler flat on your head and read the number on your tape measure.
7.      Write your height on the Measurement Chart in inches.
8.      Stand on the scale and look straight ahead.  Ask your volunteer to read the number on the scale.
9.      Write your weight on the Measurement Chart.
10.   Now switch places with your volunteer.  Help your volunteer find his or her height and weight and write it on his or her measurement chart.
11.   Have your teacher check your work.
12.   Clean up your materials.

Activity 2: Using Height & Weight to be Healthy

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Look at the Adapted Height Chart and find your age.  Draw a line across the page to the average height for your age.  Circle that number.
3.     Find your height on the Measurement Chart.  Write it on the Adapted Height Chart.  Is it above or below the average?
4.     Write a plus or minus on the Measurement Chart to show if your height is above or below the average of other people.
5.     Look at the Adapted Weight Chart and find your age.  Draw a line across the page to the average weight for your age.  Circle that number.
6.      Find your weight on the Measurement Chart.  Write it on the Adapted chart.  Is it above or below the average for other people?

Activity 3: MyPlate Food Guide

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Place the Sorting Pages on the table.  Mix the food models and put on the table.
3.     Match one of the food models to the correct page.
4.     Continue until all the food models are on the correct page.
5.     Have your teacher check your work.
6.    Clean up your work area.

Activity 4: Planning Healthy Meals

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Sort your food models like you did in Activity 3.
3.     Choose one protein from the food models.  Place it on the dinner plate.
4.     Choose one grain from the food models.  Place it on the dinner plate.
5.     Choose one dairy from the food models.  Place it on the dinner plate.
6.     Choose one fruit from the food models.  Place it on the dinner plate.
7.      Choose one vegetable from the food models.  Place it on the dinner plate.
8.     This is a healthy meal because it includes foods from all of the food groups.
9.      Get another dinner plate and make another healthy meal with the food models.
10.    Have your teacher check your work.
11.     Clean up your work area.

Activity 5: Counting Calories

1.   Gather materials.
2.   Use the food models to create two meals like you did in Activity 4.  Be sure to include a food from each food group.
3.   Pick up a food model from one meal and turn it over.
4.   Look at the food label and find the place where it lists the amount of calories.
5.   Write the amount of calories for this item on the Calories Counting Worksheet.
6.   Find the calorie amounts for the rest of the food on this plate.  List these on your Calories Counting Worksheet.
7.   Use a calculator to add up the total amount of calories in the meal.  Write this total on the Calories Counting Worksheet.
8.   Does it have 600 or less calories?  Mark it on the worksheet.
9.   Find the calories in the food on the second plate.  Use a calculator to find the total amount of calories in that meal.
10.  Does it have 600 or less calories?  Mark it on the worksheet.
11.   Have your teacher check your work.
12.   Clean up your materials.

Activity 6: Choosing Low Calorie Meals

1.     Gather materials.
2.     Using the food models, create a healthy breakfast.  Be sure to include a food from each food group.
3.     Write the amount of calories for each breakfast item on the Calories for the Day worksheet.
4.     Add the calories for each item to find out the total amount of calories in that meal.
5.     Using the food models, create a healthy lunch.  Be sure to include a food from each food group.
6.     Write the amount of calories for each lunch item on the Calories for the Day worksheet.
7.      Add the calories for each item to find out the total amount of calories in that meal.
8.      Using the food models, create a healthy dinner.  Be sure to include a food from each food group.
9.     Write the amount of calories for each dinner item on the Calories for the Day worksheet.
10.  Add the calories for each item to find out the total amount of calories in that meal.
11.  Add the calorie amounts from each meal to find out the total amount of calories for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
12.  Write the number on the worksheet.
13.  Subtract this amount from 2000.  Write the total number of calories left for the day.
14.  Do you have any calories left for snacks?  If not, what menu item can you change to make a meal with less calories?
15.  Have your teacher check your work.
16.  Clean up your materials.

 

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