Nutrition: Grades 9-12


SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts. This SciGuide was co-developed between FDA and NSTA.

Nutrition can be defined quite simply as the science of how the body uses food. But what is food? How does food transform into substances that nourish the body? What do those substances do, and what foods provide them? And how do we make informed food choices to sustain life?

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  • on Wed Sep 17, 2014 6:11 AM

SciGuides are really fantastic. If I ever teach HS nutrition, I can be confident knowing I'll have the Nutrition: Grades 9-12 SciGuide to go to for lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources. I'll be able to create outstanding lessons in a shorter amount of time since many resources are easily accessible in this SciGuide.

Naomi Beverly  (Marietta, GA)
Naomi Beverly (Marietta, GA)

  • on Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:55 AM

This is probably one of the most practical sci-guides there is in the NSTA collection of learning resources. It provides scientific framework in order for individuals: both young and adults to have informed choices on what or how to prepare and get their daily nutritional sources.

Ronaldo Relador  (Bowie, MD)
Ronaldo Relador (Bowie, MD)

  • on Fri May 11, 2012 2:47 AM

Advertising’s Hidden Messages site was a creative way to teach students how they can make better choices. One activity they could participate in was to eat healthier at fast food places. This activity is very applicable because it gave examples of how small changes in the selection of foods at fast food places could eliminate unnecessary calories.

Lynn Y
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