Proper Nutrition for a Refugee (CTE)

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Ensuring that people have access to adequate nutrient-rich food and safe water is essential for protecting the safety, health and well-being of refugees . For this reason, this lesson strives to educate students on the nutritional needs of all the refugees across the world.

Introduction

There is a clear link between malnutrition and the refugee crisis. This lesson explores communicable diseases brought on in part by malnutrition specific to refugees. Mass population movements can result in high rates of malnutrition, sickness and even death. Shortage of food may also make people more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Poor quality diets contribute to delayed childhood development, causing irreparable damage due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the refugee child.

Lesson Times

Three Periods
56 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
K-12 Subjects
  • Science
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

Next Generation Science Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Describe clear link between malnutrition and refugee crisis
  • Discuss how communicable diseases are brought on in part by malnutrition.
  • Link poor quality diets contributing to delayed childhood development, causing irreparable health damage.

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