Fad Diets



This lesson has students look at what a fad diet is and what the current fad diets are. Students will focus on five popular fad diets and will compare them to dietary guidelines while pointing out the pros and cons of each diet.

Lesson Time

5 - 7 Minutes
10 Minutes
Independent Practice
5 Minutes
Partner Pair Up
30 - 35 Minutes
20 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
    • Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will learn about what a fad diet is
  • Students will be able to identify fad diets
  • Students will analyze fad diets and compare them to dietary guidelines

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