SciGuides are a collection of thematically aligned lesson plans, simulations, and web-based resources for teachers to use with their students centered on standards-aligned science concepts. This SciGuide was co-developed between FDA and NSTA.
Nutrition can be defined quite simply as the science of how the body uses food. But what is food? How does food transform into substances that nourish the body? What do those substances do, and what foods provide them? And how do we make informed food choices to sustain life? Using a variety of online resources – including simulations, games, articles, and science demonstrations to do in class -- students will learn these nutrition basics. They’ll learn a variety of tools to make wise food choices, and they’ll track and evaluate their own food choices, using science-based food and nutrition guidance.