This resource describes and discusses carbohydrates. Written in student-friendly language, this resource could be used for assigned reading or as part of student-led research. Additionally, links to other relevant material and resources are included.
Ever heard the saying, "you are what you eat"? Food labels give us important nutritional information to make informed healthy eating decisions. Hear why the FDA decided to give food labels a makeover with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 20, 2016. This video can be played during a lesson on using food labels to determine nutritional value.
Learn about Healthy Highway, a program to help people make healthy choices about nutrition. It uses simple graphics and concepts to explain options, such as traffic signs to explain how to make good nutrition choices. The program has been used by schools and Special Olympics.
In this video, Move It!, cast members learn the importance of reading nutrition labels and what parts are most significant. Focusing on the serving size and calories, Pat Mizerak, a registered dietician United Health Services, teaches the pair to not only look at the calories because the serving size could be much higher than 1 which would result in a higher calorie intake. They also discuss how many calories a person should consume a day which is dependent on one’s age, gender and build.
This video helps people of all ages read nutrition labels correctly. Pat Mizerak registered dietician at United Health Services, points out important things on a label such as serving size and calories because the two directly affect each other. She also notes upon bad things we don’t want to see high numbers of such as saturated fat and sodium and the good things that we do want to see a lot of, such as calcium, vitamins A and C and iron.
Food labels tell you what's inside the food you're eating and list its parts. This resource teaches upper elementary students the basics of food labels, including nutrition facts, comparing labels, serving sizes, calories, fat, macronutrients, and vitamins and minerals.
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