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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 4 Lesson 5 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Ergogenic Aid Instagram Advertisement Assignment


What You Get When You Buy

  • Unit 4 Lesson 5: Ergogenic Aids and Dietary Supplements
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U4L1 Information Document
  • Link to 4.05 Ergogenic Aid Instagram Advertisement Assignment & Templates
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents, Intro Notes, and Assignment


Lesson 5: Ergogenic Aids and Dietary Supplements (23 Slides)

  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Define dietary supplements and nutrition ergogenic aids. 
    • Identify the types and usage of the various ergogenic aids and dietary supplements.
    • Understand how and why diet supplements can be useful to athletes.
    • Understand the downfalls and/or cons to diet supplements.
  • Terms Addressed: ergogenic aids, mechanical aids, pharmacological aids, nutritional aids, psychological aids, dietary supplements, protein powder, branch chain amino acids, creatine, glutamine, steroids, blood doping, human growth hormone. 
  • Quick checks for understanding questions embedded. 
  • Pros and Cons of supplements discussed.
  • What do Performance Enhancing Drugs Do to Your Body Video. 
  • 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 5: Info Document 

  • Lesson 5 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 ergogenic aids and dietary supplements. 
    • Discusses the various types of ergogenic aids (mechanical, pharmacological, nutritional, and psychological).
    • Provides examples of the types of ergogenic aids.
    • Discusses the pros and cons of supplements. 
    • Discusses harmful ergogenic aids such as steroids, HGH, and blood doping.


Lesson 5: Assignments

  • 4.05 Ergogenic Aid Instagram Advertisement  
    • Interactive Google Slide or Canva Assignment 
    • This assignment taps into higher order thinking skills of applying and creating.
    • Students are asked to research an ergogenic aid of their choosing and create a mock Instagram advertisement promoting its benefits or bringing awareness to its harmful effects.  Students will use the internet to research and learn about the health-benefit claims OR the negative side effects made on behalf of the aid.  Students will be asked to evaluate the effects of the aid to help them create their Instagram advertisement post.
    • Students are instructed to use the Google Slides Instagram Template OR the Canva Template to  create a 4-page post.  They are encouraged to get creative using text, images, shapes, GIFs, and more.
    • Instructions for what needs to be included on each Instagram page are included. 


What's Included


  • Three items are included.  
    • Item 1: Instructions document.  This explains how students will complete the assignment and provides an outline for what needs to be on their Instagram 4-Page Post Advertisement.  (Canva Template for teacher edits is also provided). 
      • Page 1: The name of the aid with pictures.
      • Page 2: The health claims/what does the aid do?
      • Page 3: The side-effects.
      • Page 4: A testimonial explaining why or why not to use this aid.
    • Item 2: Google Slides Template.  This is the template students will use to create their advertisement.  The Google Slides Template has a locked in place iPhone with Instagram features that mimic an actual Instagram post.  There are 4 total pages for students to meet the requirement of creating the 4-page post. 
    • Item 3: Canva Template.  If desired, students can use the Canva template to complete the assignment.  Canva template has the same locked in place iPhone with Instagram features mimicking an actual Instagram post.  A Canva account is needed for students to use this template, however the Canva does offer more design/creative features than Google Slides. 
  • * 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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Unit 4 Lesson 5: Ergogenic Aids and Dietary Supplements