Teacher of Family and Consumer Sciences and Health to Middle- and High-School Students

Nutrition

Make Your Calories Count | Student Notes for FDA Nutrition Label Reading Resource

When I first started teaching I found this great resource from the Food and Drug Administration¬†(Make Your Calories Count – Use the Nutrition Facts Label for Healthy Weight Management) that guides students through reading a nutrition label. At the time it was a little too […]

Fad Diet Evaluation | Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Economics, Health, Nutrition Activity

Nutrition is one of the most difficult topics for me to teach, but also my favorite. It is hard to sort through all of the diet messages that our students get every day. Instead of teaching them the exact way to eat I hope to […]

Oven Baked Fries “Fast Food” Lab

This term I added a lab component to our discussion on “healthy” fast food. Students made oven baked fries and compared them to fast food fries according to taste, time, nutrition, and cost. I don’t use a recipe for this because it’s so easy. But […]