A nutritious diet is critical for optimal growth and development in children. Food habits developed in childhood shape lifelong eating habits. This unit encourages students to make informed and healthy food choices. It helps students understand what affects food choices, particularly situational influences including peers, family and media. Students learn they need to select from a variety of foods each day, over the week and at different times of the year, to ensure they are obtaining sufficient of all essential nutrients. Students will learn vocabulary such as legumes, tofu, saturated fat, sodium, diabetes, discretionary, influence, persuade, criteria, regulations and access.
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