Dieting vs. Healthy Lifestyle

December 6, 2011 1 Comment

Today students are researching different diet gimmicks.  Each group of students will be assigned a popular diet and weigh the risks and benefits.

Students will download this PowerPoint file and add information from their research.

Students will also watch Carb Controversy by Learning Zone Express.  Learning Zone videos are great for classroom use because they are interesting without being cheesy.  They include excellent resources with discussion questions.  They are about 18 minutes in length which is within the “20 minutes slump” window.

Students must learn to be wise consumers of dieting information.  It is difficult to distinguish new nutrition research from a fad.

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    I’m Kayla Pins – Health and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher to high school students in rural Iowa. Welcome to my online home where I share lesson plans, activities, and inspiration with fellow teachers.

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