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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 3 Lesson 6 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Evaluating Diet Trends Assignment


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  • Unit 3 Lesson 6: Evaluating Diet Trends "Ticket" that includes the following:
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U3L6 Information Document
  • Link to Evaluating Diet Trends Assignment
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Document and Evaluating Diet Trends Assignment


Lesson 6: Evaluating Diet Trends (22 slides)

  • CA State Standard Addressed (adjust to match your state standard):
    • 1.9.N  Analyze the harmful effects of engaging in unscientific diet practices to lose or gain weight.
    • 5.3.N  Contrast healthy and risky approaches to weight management.
  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Define the difference between dieting vs. good nutrition.
    • Evaluate past and current diet trends.
    • Research and review  current diet trends to weigh the pros and cons.
  • Terms Addressed: diet, good nutrition, diet trends, keto diet, vegan diet, paleo diet, intermittent fasting, the Mediterranean diet, juice cleanse, detox diets. 
  • A Detailed Look at Water Video
  • TedEd Dehydration and Overconsumption Lesson with essential questions. 
  • Create Your Own Hydration Drink Recipe 
  • 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 6: Info Document 

  • Lesson 6  Info Document contains information learned in the Slide Deck and then some.  Students can use the info docs as a “textbook” for the class. 
    • Defines diet/dieting and good nutrition.
    • Discusses diet trends.
    • Illustrates a timeline of eating habits over 40 years. 


Lesson 6: Assignments

  • 3.06 Evaluating Diet Trends
    • Students are asked to research 3 current diet trends and evaluate the pros and cons of each.  They are instructed to use the internet to complete a web-search of each diet trend, gathering information from scientific journals/articles, health and wellness websites, blogs.
    • Students are asked to describe the diet trend, what types of foods are consuming, what restrictions are there, the goal of the diet trend, benefits of the diet, and downfalls of the diet. 
    • After students answer the questions pertaining to each diet, they are instructed to make an informed conclusion on their findings, citing evidence from their research.  



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Unit 3 Lesson 6: Evaluating Diet Trends

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