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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 3 Lesson 1 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Unit 3 Intro Notes Assignment
  • Nutrition and Wellness Research Paper Rough Draft


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  • Unit 3 Lesson 1: Body Size and Society
    • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
    • Link to U3L1 Information Document
    • Link to 3.01 Intro Notes
    • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents and Intro Notes
    • Link to Nutrition and Wellness Research Paper Rough Draft


Lesson 1: Body Size and Society (22 slides)

  • CA State Standard Addressed (adjust to match your state standard):
    • 1.10.N Identify the impact of nutrition on chronic disease.
    • 1.12.N Examine the role of lifelong fitness activities in maintaining personal fitness, blood pressure, weight, and percentage of body fat
    • 1.9.N Analyze the harmful effects of engaging in unscientific diet practices to lose or gain weight.
    • 2.1.N Describe the influence of culture and media on body image. 
    • 2.2.N Evaluate internal and external influences on food choices.
    • 3.1.N Distinguish between valid and invalid sources of nutrition information
    • 5.3.N Contrast healthy and risky approaches to weight management.
    • 1.10.N Evaluate various approaches to maintaining a healthy weight.
    • 2.5.N Analyze the impact of various influences, including the environment, on eating habits and attitudes toward weight management.
  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Evaluate the contradictory messages sent through media regarding body weight and food.
    • Understand the history of ideal body sizes for both men and women.
    • Define the terms diet culture and fat talk.
    • Identify the areas of wellness associated with body weight.
    • Describe the importance of having a healthy body size. 


  • History of the ideal woman and man according to society.
  • Terms Addressed: diet culture, fat talk, physical wellness, emotional wellness, intellectual wellness, social wellness, obesity, weight management. 
  • Edpuzzle on Obesity 
  • 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 1: Info Document 

  • Lesson 1 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 the messages the media sends us about body size and shape.
    • Outlines the history of the ideal male and female body shape.
    • Defines the terms “diet culture” and “fat talk”.
    • Defines obesity and discusses how serious of a condition it is.
    • Correlates various dimensions of wellness to body size. 


Lesson 1: Assignments

  • 3.01 Unit Introduction Notes 
    • Notes directly correspond with the Unit 3 Lesson 1 Info Document 
    • Students are instructed to fill in the blank, fill out the timeline of the history of the ideal woman body shape, define the terms “diet culture” and “fat talk”, identify the areas of wellness that are involved in body size, and describe health consequences of obesity. 



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Unit 3 Lesson 1: Body Size and Society

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