One point I tried to make was that not all foods are perfect, and even thought they were amazed to see how much fat, sodium and/or sugar was in foods they enjoy, this doesn't mean they shouldn't enjoy these foods from time to time. The focus of my teaching this unit is to emphasize the importance of understanding the principles and definitions involved in nutrition. By understanding these elements, students will be better equipped to make their own decisions.
Here are a few notes for the upcoming week, followed by a links the students enjoy.
- Students' 200+ word summaries for their Book Reports are due on Wednesday. These summaries, as usual, should include some information about how they plan to present.
- Our math test (graphing, pictograms, Venn diagrams etc.) is scheduled for Friday.
- Our "French Money" auction takes place tomorrow.
- Students will begin working on some quick take-home poetry assignments
Students loved this link today; it allows them to compare a variety of fast foods using different criteria.
As I mentioned previously, it is important to look at these in context. In particular, we looked at % Daily Intake values. This Health Canada site gives lots of good information about Recommended Daily Intake and more.