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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 4 Lesson 3 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • 4.03 Eating for Competing Assignment


What You Get When You Buy

  • Unit 4 Lesson 3: Sports Nutrition
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U4L3 Information Document
  • 4.03 Eating for Competing Assignment
  • How to Use Nutritionix Instructions PDF
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents, Intro Notes, and Assignment


Lesson 3: Sports Nutrition (22 Slides)

  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Explain the role of sports nutrition.
    • Identify the 3 keys to sports nutrition.
    • Know the macronutrient percentages of an ideal plate and practice creating a meal.
    • Calculate protein needs of an athlete.
  • Terms Addressed: sports nutrition, Garbage Disposal Theory, pre, during and post-practice snack/meal, hydration, sports drinks.
  • Discussion: Why do we eat food?
  • Calculating protein needs of an athlete.
  • Exit Ticket: Sports Nutrition 
  • 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 3: Info Document 

  • Lesson 3 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 sports nutrition.
    • Discusses in detail the 3 keys to sports nutrition.
    • Identifies what an athlete's diet should consist of and gives examples.
    • Describes how much protein a young athlete needs.


Lesson 3: Assignments

  • 4.03 Eating for Competing 
    • Interactive Google Activity (or print)
    • This is a 2 task assignment that taps into higher order thinking skills of applying, evaluating, and creating.
    • In task 1, students are asked to figure out how much they should eat before competing in a sports event or exercising.  Using the equation provided, students must determine how many calories they should consume within 1, 2, 3, and 4 hours prior to exercise. 
    • In task 2, students are instructed to create a Nutritionix account (instructions included) to create healthy snacks/meals that equate to 200, 400, 600, and 800 calories. 


What's Included


  • A total of 3 Slides for digital or 3 pages for print.
    • Slide 1/Pg. 1 - The assignment title page with instructions along the margins to help students navigate the Google Slides. Cute design that gets student's attention! Slide 1 includes Task 1: Calculating caloric needs prior to exercise. 
    • Slide 2/Pg. 2 - Contains informative information on healthy carbs, proteins, and fats.  Task 2: Using Nutritionix, create snack/meal combinations that total 200, 400, 600, and 800 calories.  Students are to list the food items, calories, and macronutrients (carbs, fats, proteins) for each caloric goal.  
    • Slide 3/Pg. 3 - Instructions on how to use Nutritionix to help students navigate through the assignment. (PDF is also linked)


  • * Note - Assignment can be shared as a "force copy". This will allow students to have their own copy. Simply edit the URL on your copy by replacing the word "edit" with "copy". Open the new URL with the word "copy", and share that link with students.
  • *Assignment can also be downloaded as a PPT to share with students who do not have Google account access.
  • *The background of the slides are "locked" into place. Students are NOT able to move around the questions, videos, and other text. If you wish to edit to fit your needs, please use the CANVA Template linked on your Ticket.



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Total Pages

26 pages

Unit 4 Lesson 3: Sports Nutrition