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***Nutrition and Wellness Unit 5 Lesson 3 Contains the Following:

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Unit 5 Lesson 3 Notes Assignment


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  • Unit 5 Lesson 3: Childhood Nutrition
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U5L3 Information Document
  • Link to 5.03 Childhood Notes
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents and Intro Notes


Lesson 3: Childhood Nutrition  (18 slides)

  • CA State Standard Addressed (adjust to match your state standard):
    • 5.1N Demonstrate how nutritional needs are affected by age, gender, activity level, pregnancy, and health status.
  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Evaluate the role of the media on the nutritional quality of food shown to children.
    • Explain the differences in nutritional requirements of the three stages of childhood. 
    • List common food safety concerns for children.
  • Terms Addressed: childhood nutrition, family influence, media influence, peer influence, nutrition ages 1-3, nutrition ages 4-6, nutrition ages 7-12, nutrient-dense, growth spurt, energy demands, caloric intake, macro and micronutrients, food allergies, food intolerances.
  • Discussion: Why do dietary needs differ among age groups? 
  • Discussion: How could a healthy diet for one person be an unhealthy diet for another?
  • Discussion: How do you think family influences what a child eats? How do you think media influences what a child eats?  How do you think peers influence what a child eats?
  • Compilation of Junk Food Commercials Aimed at Children and Teens Video with follow up questions. 
  • Are Children Affected by Food Marketing Video with follow up questions.
  • Discussion: What ethical concerns are there with food marketing directed at children?
  • 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. 
    • Describes childhood dietary habits.
    • Outlines the influence of family, media, and peers on childhood eating patterns.
    • Describes ideal nutrition from ages one to three years old.
    • Describes ideal nutrition from ages four to six years old.
    • Describes ideal nutrition from ages seven to twelve years old.
    • Identifies common food concerns for children including eating empty calories, eating foods high fructose corn syrup, eating only a limited amount of food, food allergies, and  food intolerances. 


Lesson 3: Assignments

  • 5.03 Childhood Nutrition Notes 
    • Notes directly correspond with the Unit 5 Lesson 3 Info Document 
    • Students are instructed to answer various questions regarding childhood dietary influences, what ideal nutrition looks like from ages 1-12, and to identify common food concerns among children. 



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Unit 5 Lesson 3: Childhood Nutrition

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