Nutrition

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject – Food and Nutrition                  

Grade – 9 -12 

Unit- Nutrition                                  

Pacing – 3 weeks 

Essential Question(s):

  • What are the six nutrients?
  • Which nutrient is our main energy source?
  • What is the difference between incomplete and complete proteins?

Big Idea(s):

  • In order to be healthy, the right amount of nutrients needs to be consumed
  • Complete proteins are foods that contain all the essential amino acids
  • Carbohydrates provide the most energy for our bodies

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

  • ACF 8: nutrition
  • 1. List food groups and recommended servings in USDA Food Guide Pyramid.
  • 2. Discuss dietary guidelines and recommended dietary allowances.
  • 3. Interpret food labels in terms of the portion size, ingredients and nutritional value.
  • 4. Describe primary functions and major food sources of major nutrients.
  • 5. Discuss various diets (i.e. food allergies, alternative dieting, vegetarian, etc;).

“Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

Food groups

 

Dietary guidelines

 

Food labels

 

Primary functions of nutrients

 

Various diets

 

Teacher added

 

 

List

 

Discuss

 

Interpret

 

Describe

 

Discuss

 

1

 

2

 

4

 

2

 

2