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Transitioning Chemistry To Nutrition – The Science Behind Fats & Oils

Objectives
Students will understand the following:
That naturally occurring fats and oils are mixtures.
The relationship between carbon-carbon chemical bonds and states of matter.
The relationship between chemical bond strength, thermal oxidation, and how they relate to saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats.
Procedures
In discussion, assess your student’s understanding of the chemistry of naturally occurring fats and oils. Determine whether they

A Fun Way to Learn How Cutting Calories Leads to Weight Loss

Lesson Title: A Fun Way to Learn How Calories Leads to Weight Loss
Equipment Needed:
• “Joe’s Cutting Calories” PowerPoint Presentation (this is optional but you can get it for free at: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/A-Fun-Way-to-Learn-How-Cutting-Calories-Leads-to-Weight-Loss-Lesson
• calculators
• Joe’s Cutting Calories” worksheet (1 for each pair of students) I will cut and paste them here, but they will be in a

Food Label Reading Lesson and PowerPoint: Is this product healthy?

Lesson Title: Food Label Reading Lesson and PowerPoint: Is this product healthy?
Equipment Needed:
• “How to Read a Food Label” PowerPoint Presentation (optional, but you can download it for free at:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Food-Label-Reading-Lesson-PwrPt-Is-This-Product-is-Healthy
• calculators
• Food Label Reading Worksheet -I will cut and paste below, but you can download it for free at: (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Food-Label-Reading-Lesson-PwrPt-Is-This-Product-is-Healthy
• 1 wrapper/product for each student

Eating Up Idioms

During National Nutrition Month (March), or any other time of year, feed your students a diet of food idioms.

Thanksgiving Feast (Read the Charts)

Read a chart to learn more about where the foods in your family’s Thanksgiving feast were grown.

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