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

  • Lesson Slides
  • Info Document
  • Unit 5 Lesson 4 Notes Assignment
  • 5.04 Peer Pressure and Food Choices FlipGrid Assignment


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  • Unit 5 Lesson 4: Adolescent Nutrition
  • Force Copy Link to Lesson Slides
  • Link to U5L4 Information Document
  • Link to 5.04 Adolescent Notes
  • Link to 5.04 Peer Pressure and Food Choices FlipGrid Assignment
  • CANVA Template Links to Edit / Personalize Info Documents and Intro Notes


Lesson 4: Adolescent Nutrition  (28 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.
    • 7.1.M Assess personal patterns of response to stress and use of resources.
    • 7.2.M Practice effective coping mechanisms and strategies for managing stress
    • 2.1.N Evaluate internal and external influences that affect food choices.
    • 2.5.N Analyze the impact of various influences, including the environment, on eating habits and attitudes toward weight management.
  • Essential Questions/Discussion: Why do dietary needs differ among age groups? How have your peers influenced your eating habits? How does stress influence your eating habits? 
  • Objectives Addressed: 
    • Define the physical and psychological and social changes in adolescents (13-19 years-old) and relationship to eating habits.
    • Explain the increased need for energy and nutrients with the rapid growth of adolescents.
    • Analyze the influences on food decisions. 
    • Identify how stress influences eating habits.
    • List and implement healthy eating habits. 
    • Identify common adolescent nutrition related diseases.
  • Terms Addressed: adolescent bodily changes, physical changes, psychological changes, social changes, teen stressors, adolescent nutrition, macronutrient needs, caloric recommendations, proteins, carbs, and fats, micronutrients, automobile and the body metaphor, advertising, peer pressure, anemia, diabetes, food allergies/intolerances, gastrointestinal illness. 
  • Why are Teens so Moody Video
  • Myths You Learned in Health Class Video
  • Discussion: Do you pay attention to your eating and exercise habits? If so, how? If not, why not?
  • Automobile and the body metaphor: What happens if you don’t put the right fuel in your car?
  • Discussion: What are some strategies or suggestions on how to use refusal skills to avoid nutrient-lacking foods? How can you make healthy food decisions around your peers or family members? How can you positively influence those around you to eat foods that are nutrient-dense? What recommendations do you have on make healthy food decisions when at a restaurant?
  • 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 4: Info Document 

  • Lesson 4 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 adolescent bodily changes. 
    • Describes the role of life stress and nutrition. 
    • Outlines adolescent caloric and macronutrient needs.
    • Explains the influence of peer pressure and advertisements on teen eating habits.
    • Identifies common adolescent nutrition related diseases. 


Lesson 4: Assignments

  • 5.04 Adolescent Nutrition Notes 
    • Notes directly correspond with the Unit 5 Lesson 4 Info Document 
    • Students are instructed to answer various questions regarding adolescent changes, how those changes affect their dietary habits and needs.  
    • Students are asked to fill out the protein, carb, and fat needs chart. 
    • Students are asked questions about the role of advertising and peer pressure.
    • Students are asked about various common adolescent nutrition related diseases.
  • 5.04 Peer Pressure and Food Choices FlipGrid 
    • Students are provided a prompt to respond to via FlipGrid (or of teacher choosing).
    • They are to answer 3 questions regarding peer pressure on food choices, positive and negative influence, and 2 strategies for making healthy food decisions when faced with peer pressure. 


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Unit 5 Lesson 4: Adolescent Nutrition