Introduction to Nutrition for Preteens

Introduction to Nutrition for Preteens

7

Weeks

1x/week

Live Video Meetnings

8-12

Ages

$135

Cost

50 mins

Duration

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Overview

Introduction to Nutrition for Preteens is a comprehensive course that aims to educate learners about the importance of nutrition, food groups, and the impact of food processing on our health. The course will cover various topics, including the basics of nutrition, food labels, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and food processing. By the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of nutrition and how to make informed decisions about their diet.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for learners ages 8-12 who are interested in learning about nutrition and how to make informed decisions about their diet. The course is also ideal for learners who are looking to develop healthy eating habits, understand the basics of nutrition, and learn about the impact of food processing on our health.

Learning Path

* Defining nutrition
* Food influences: 5 food groups, whole wheat vs refined grains, tips for building healthy eating habits
* What is nutrition activity
* What do you eat when activity

* Fats, proteins, carbs, vitamins, minerals, water, and their functions, food sources
* Refined carbs vs Healthy carbs
* What are calories and fiber
* What are trans fats vs saturated fats vs unsaturated fats?
* Water facts handout
* 6 essential nutrients activity

* Facts about Digestion
* Mechanical vs chemical digestion
* Organs of the digestive system
* What is metabolism?
* Factors that influence our metabolism

* What is junk food
* Food label components (calories, serving size, nutrients, etc)
* How do we get addicted to junk food
* Junk food detective activity
* Score your snack activity
* Understanding a food label flip book activity

* Childhood dietary habits
* Factors that influence habits (family, peers, media)
* Junk food commercial videos
* Common food concerns for preteens
* Fact or Myth activity
* Habits survey handout

* What is agricultural
* Why do we eat what we eat (basic foods vs newer foods)
* Hunter/gathering societies
* The first form of cooking/tools
* Agricultural revolution
* Types of farmland
* The Green revolution
* What are GMOs
* Foods that contain GMOs
* Why are foods genetically modified (Pros, Cons)
* Can you survive activity

* What is Food Processing
* Why Create Processed Food
* When did we start processing food
* Caveman times vs Modern times
* Pros of processed food
* How does salt keep meat fresh
* Spray Drying
* Pasteurization
* Is processed food good or bad?

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