Nutrition: Energy Balance Shana Cagle and KristeWiggs
Eq: What is the balance between taking in and releasing energy? Describe healthy/non healthy energy sources? • Assessment: • Energizer: How do certain food and drink sources make you feel? • Lesson: Balancing Engery, Nutrition Video “Tim and Moby” Proteins/Carbohydrates/Exercise • Activity: Energy Balance Scale, My Plate • Quiz: Balancing Energy
Balancing Energy • The balance your body needs between energy entering the body (from food and drink) and energy leaving the body (from things done and movements made). • Some foods give you more energy than others, so it is important to eat from all food groups. • Like certain foods, different activities also use up more energy than others.
Protein: Best Sources: • Beef, Poultry, Fish, Eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and beans.
Carbohydrates Simple vs. (complex) starches Complex: Grain products, milk, bread, crackers, pasta, and rice. Unrefined grains still contain vitamins and minerals. Whereas refined grains such as white rice have been stripped of nutrients and fiber. • Simple: Simple sugars are found in refined sugars like white sugar. There are also sugars in fruit and milk.
Exercise: • Being active in any way is a form of exercise. Running during recess, kicking a ball, playing sports, and dancing are ALL forms of exercise. • Aerobics (with air) requires a lot of breathing and a lot of oxygen. This is a very important form of exercise that makes your heart very happy. • Examples: Swimming, biking, jogging, walking, skating, skipping, jumping etc. • What are some exercises you do that require a lot of oxygen?
Resources: Lesson Plan: http://kidshealth.org/classroom/prekto2/personal/nutrition/energy_balance.pdf Protein: KidsHealth.org/kid/nutrition/food/protein.html Carbohydrates: KidsHealth.org/kid/nutrition/food/carb.html Exercise: KidsHealth.org/kid/exercise/fit/work_it_out.html