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Nutrition -- Study and teaching

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Food and Science: Cook and Eat Chemistry

This curriculum guide was developed by the Utah State Board of Education to assist teachers in developing lesson plans for food science and food preparation courses at the high school level. Key features include the lesson plans and a brief nutrient review. The lesson plans are divided into eleven categories covering topics such as microorganisms, the scientific method, the nature of water,...

https://www.uen.org/
Nutrition.gov

This site from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is designed to serve as a portal to resources and information on nutrition, healthy eating, and food safety available across government Websites. These resources are organized by category on the main page, including food facts, food safety, lifecycle issues, research, and health management, among others. Each of these is further divided by...

https://www.nutrition.gov/
Eat Smart. Play Hard.

The Food and Nutrition Service of the US Department of Agriculture offers online educational material as part of "Eat Smart. Play Hard." -- a public information campaign designed to promote healthy living in American children. While the site and its materials are geared for use by state and local program coordinators, anyone is welcome to download the available information and activity sheets....

https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/library/materials/eat-smart-play...
Science News Online: No Hiding Most Trans Fats

This recently featured article from Science News Online's Food for Thought series offers an excellent overview of bad-for-you trans fats and the recent announcement by the Food and Drug Administration that by 2006 all nutrition labels must clearly identify quantities of trans fats. In addition to the article, readers will find a detailed reference section, including links to related Science News...

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/food-thought/no-hiding-most...
BioEd Online: Food and Fitness

BioEd Online continues in their fine tradition on online teaching resources with the release of the Food and Fitness professional development workshop for teachers and other interested parties. Created with funding from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute, the workshop provides "an opportunity to explore research that uncovers ways to reduce space-related health problems through diet,...

https://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/teacher-guides/...
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

Nutrition is very important, and coming across high-quality websites on the subject is a real treat. The United States Department of Agriculture created the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) in 1971, and their work is designed to provide a broad range of resources of nutrition for health professionals, educators, government personnel, and consumers. As with many of the USDA's sites,...

https://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic
University of Illinois Extension

The University of Illinois Extension's catchphrase is "Your doorway to the University," and this website offers exactly that. The Extension's work is designed to create learning partnerships that put knowledge to work in areas including food security and safety, environmental stewardship, and sustainable and profitable food production and marketing systems. Over 2.5 million Illinois residents take...

https://extension.illinois.edu/
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University of Missouri Extension

Many state universities have fabulous extension programs, and the University of Missouri is no exception. The website provides access to a cornucopia of material that will be of use to both those in the Show-Me State and those beyond its borders. A good place to start on the site is the In Demand area. Here, visitors can learn about building a compost bin, soil testing, plant diagnostics,...

https://extension.missouri.edu/
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Ethics and Nutrition

This thoughtful collection of materials related to ethics and nutrition was created by the folks at the American Physiological Society (APS) in honor of National Nutrition Month. The items here include teacher-developed studies that explore ethical issues related to nutrition and agriculture. The topics explored include meat consumption and alternatives, population growth and resource depletion,...

https://www.lifescitrc.org/
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Your Energy Needs

What are your body's daily energy needs? It's a good question, answered in part by this lesson plan created by staff members at the BioEdOnline site. The basic goal of this plan is to help students estimate average baseline energy (calorie) needs for different levels of activity. The site includes five sections, including Teacher Background, Objectives and Standards, Materials and Setup, and...

https://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/lessons-by-topi...
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