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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 1 Lesson 2 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document


What You Get When You Buy

  • Unit 1 Lesson 2: Influences in Food Habits and Eating Trends "Ticket" that includes the following:
    • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
    • Link to U1L2 Information Document
    • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Document


Lesson 2: Influences in Food Habits and Consumption Trends (14 Slides)

  • California State Standard Addressed (adjust to your state standard):
    • 2.1.N Evaluate internal and external influences that affect food choices.
    • 2.5.N Analyze the impact of various influences, including the environment, on eating habits and attitudes toward weight management.
  • The lesson begins with a Think, Pair, Share Breakout Room Activity.  This allows for teachers to assess prior knowledge before diving into the content.  Students are asked to think about what influences the foods that they consume. 
  • The lesson continues with information on the history of food habits.
  • Slide 6 contains a link to a EdTed Lesson on Obesity.  You can utilize the lesson to have students think critically, dive deeper, and discuss obesity. 
  • The lesson includes information on diseases associated with obesity, food marketing, and influences on food habits.  
  • In the “notes” section of the Slides there are some talking points, guides, and ideas, and essential questions for the teacher. 
  • Next Steps Slide includes instructions for what students should complete next.


Lesson 2: Info Document 

  • Lesson 2 Info Document contains information learned in the Slide Deck and then some.  Students can use the info docs as a “textbook” for the class. 
    • Discusses nutrition concerns from the past and the present.
    • Describes the 3 influences on food buying (convenience stores, conventional grocery stores, and environmental factors). 


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Unit 1 Lesson 2: Influences in Food Habits and Eating Trends

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