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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 4 Lesson 1 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Unit 4 Intro Notes Assignment
  • Personal Stress and Nutritional Response FlipGrid Prompt Assignment



What You Get When You Buy

  • Unit 4 Lesson 6: Stress and Nutrition
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U4L6 Information Document
  • Link to 4.06 Personal Stress and Nutritional Response FlipGrid Assignment
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents, Intro Notes, and Assignment.


Lesson 6: Stress and Nutrition (30 Slides)

  • California State Standards Addressed (edit to match your state)
    • 1.9.M Classify personal stressors at home, in school, and with peers.
    • 5.1.M Monitor personal stressors and assess techniques for managing them.
    • 5.2.M Compare various coping mechanisms for managing stress
    • 7.2.M Practice effective coping mechanisms and strategies for managing stress.
  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Identify the 3 stages of the stress response.
    • Explain how stress changes the metabolism of nutrients in our body.
    • Describe the outcomes of the body as a result of metabolic changes.
    • List ways to cope with stressful situations.
  • Terms Addressed: stress, General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), alarm, resistance, exhaustion,  sympathetic nervous system, flight or fight, epinephrine, norepinephrine, how stress impacts macro and micronutrients, metabolic effects of stress, stress induced eating, stimulants. 
  • Discussion: Think about a time you were stressed, what symptoms were you experiencing?
  • Body’s Response to Stress Video 
  • Ted-ED Lesson: How Sugar Affects the Brain
  • Discussion: What are some healthy ways to deal with stress?
  • 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 General Adaptation Syndrome and identifies the 3 stages of stress.
    • Explains how stress impacts metabolism. 
    • Discusses stress induced eating.
    • Disucces stimulants and stress.
    • Discusses techniques to cope with stress regarding stress induced eating.


Lesson 6: Assignments 

  • 4.06 Personal Stress and Nutritional Response FlipGrid 
  • Students are provided a prompt to respond to via FlipGrid (or of teacher choosing).
  • They are to answer 3 questions regarding stress-induced eating, healthy habits, and explain how a stressor in their life affects their own nutrition and eating habits. 




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Total Pages

32 pages

Answer Key

Unit 4 Lesson 6: Stress and Nutrition

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