Fat in America



In this lesson, students study obesity trends in America, generate a hypothesis about why this trend is occuring, and connect this lesson to their own personal lives.

Lesson Time

One class period of
48 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 (2)
California Academic Content Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will identify obesity as having a BMI of over 30%
  • Students will explain that obesity is having excessive body fat which interferes with health and lifestyle choices.
  • Students will generate a hypothesis about why obesity trends are occurring in America.
  • Students will connect the information they have learned today with their own personal lifestyle.

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