200 pages of lesson plans to introduce the connection between proper nutrition and peak performance, on and off the athletic field. Topics covered include:
• Nutrition and fitness self-assessments.
• Nutrition basics.
• Food myths and facts.
• Components of fitness.
• Body composition and energy balance.
• Current food and fitness issues.
Shopping skills, evaluating the nutrients in various foods and managing energy intake are among this collection of readings, tests, and recipes. Can be adapted for short lessons or an entire nutrition course.
Appropriate for grades 6-12.