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Nutrition Resources

Dietary recommendations

Description- This web page is full of recommendations for eating healthy. It is focused on variety, but also lists food to eat more of and those we should avoid.
Rationale- This website is up to date and is the national recommendations for dietary guidelines. It is colorful, easy to navigate, and has information that is critical for my nutrition unit.

The Science of Essential Nutrients

Description-This video explains the importance of nutrition and it's effect on our bodies.
Rationale- This video does a great job of explaining the importance of Nutrition and feeding our bodies the right foods. Although it is specifically trying to sell something, it gives my students a great picture of what eating bad food does to their bodies.

What nutrients do our bodies need?

Description- This video does a great job of explaining the essential nutrients and how they fit into a nutritional plan.
Rationale- This video is simple and does a great job of accurately describing the essential nutrients in a way that will keep students interested.

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Food Label Explained

Food Label Explained

Description- This picture gives students what they need to know to read a food label successfully.
Rationale- This photo accurately and colorfully gives students what they need to know to read food labels and help them make smart nutritional decisions.

Choosing Healthy Fats

Description- This webpage gives a very detailed explanation of fats and their place in our diets.
Rationale- This website is a credible site that gives a large amount of accurate information that is easy to follow and understand. It has everything my students need to know about fats.

Sugar 101

Description- This webpage gives a great overview of sugar and its place in our diets.

Rationale- This is a credible website that does a great job of explaining sugar and its place in our diets.

4 Primary Functions of Protein in the Body

Description- This video gives a great explanation of proteins and what they are made of.
Rationale- This video accurately describes and displays the make up of proteins and their jobs within our bodies through visuals and audio.

Fiber: An Important Part of Your Teen's Diet

Description- This webpage gives students reasons for eating more fiber as well as some good ideas to incorporate more fiber into their diets.
Rationale- This webpage is a simple to read resource for students that gives relevant ideas for students to incorporate more fiber into their diets.

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Healthy shopping tips

Healthy shopping tips

Description-this photo has 6 crucial steps to a nutritional shopping experience.
Rationale-This photo gives students a simple 6 steps to remember when trying to shop for healthy foods.

Healthy Eating

Description- This webpage gives students tips for beginning a healthy diet.

Rationale- This webpage explains healthy eating through simple to remember steps that will be easier for students to relate to and apply.