Personal Body and Health Analysis - Introduction to Personal Health Management

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Introduction

In this unit, students give an objective, data based look at their own current state of health. They identify their current height, weight, body fat and BMI. They then enter three days of food into a website, and analyze the results of their own daily food intake. Finally, they determine how much energy they would need to expend to use up the caloric intake of their favorite fast food meal.

This is a great lesson for the introduction to Nutrition Management.

Industries / Subjects / Grades

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

Student Objectives / Goals

Standards

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

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will identify their current height, weight, body fat and BMI.
  • Students will compare this data with suggested numbers to analyze thier own personal state of health.
  • Students will enter three days of food into a website and analyze the results.
  • Students will identify their personal daily calorie needs.
  • Students will explore a variety of ways to burn up calories ingested.
  • Students will communicate to the teacher questions that they have about nutrition which they would like to be covered during the course of the unit.

Times

Three Class Periods
48 Minutes

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