Choose My Plate
ChooseMyPlate.gov replaced the foodpyramid and is an excellent resource for Dietetics.
American Diabetes Assocation
American Diabetes Assocation is an excellent resource for research on Carbohydrates and dietary changes needed for people with Diabetes.
ALEX Unit Plans
Title: Taste The World
Unit Plan Overview: Connect a favorite food or recipe to its origin. The students will choose a favorite food, research the historic or cultural background of the food, and then prepare this food using ServSafe safety standards. Additionally, nutritional content,event planning skills, and cost analysis will be demonstrated by preparing an oral presentation along with the prepared dish.
Students will have a choice of a visual display or a power point to display information. A prepared dish will be required for all project presentations.
Title: Food be Thy medicine
Unit Plan Overview: "Show me what you eat and I will show you what you are". Brillat-Savarin
Food and nutrients can be an important part of a well managed medical plan to prevent and to treat patients who are in high risk groups. In this unit, students will explore the role of diet and its impact on health. They will research populations who are of higher risk for foodborne illness, identify populations at risk and their nutritional needs. They will create meal plans utilizing nutritional therapy for these special health concerns. They will also identify "superfoods" which have special health benefits for these population groups. This is a 3 week unit can be included in a Dietetics course.
Concepts from this unit include information students will use when taking the ServSafe Food Manager exam.