Enrichment Experience Mandala (Grades 9-12)
This course takes students through a comprehensive study of nutritional principles and guidelines. Students will learn about world-wide views of nutrition, nutrient requirements, physiological processes, food labeling, healthy weight management, diet related diseases, food handling, nutrition for different populations, and more. Students will gain important knowledge and skills to aid them in attaining and maintaining a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of effects of nutrition by explaining the effects of nutrition on health, summarizing dietary guidelines, and describing the digestion process.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of energy nutrients by describing the role of carbohydrates, describing the role of fats, and describing the role of proteins.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of non-energy nutrients by describing the functions of water in the body, summarizing the role of vitamins in the body, summarizing the role of minerals in the body, and explaining dietary supplement considerations.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of energy balance by describing weight management, explaining the effects of nutrition on physical fitness, and describing the components of physical fitness.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of nutrition-related diseases and disorders by describing the effects of eating disorders, differentiating between food allergies and food intolerance, describing effects of alcohol consumption, and explaining nutrition-related diseases.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of consumer nutrition by describing consumer decisions about nutrition and summarizing food safety techniques.
Students will demonstrate an understanding of nutrition for life by describing nutritional needs during the lifespan, describing healthy lifestyle motivational techniques, and explaining the importance of healthy choices during a lifespan.
Unit 1: Nutrition Basics
Unit 2: Energy Nutrients
Unit 3: Non-Energy Nutrients
Unit 4: Energy Balance
Unit 5: Disorders & Diseases
Unit 6: Consumer Nutrition
Unit 7: Nutrition for Life
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