SciPacks are self-directed online learning experiences for teachers to enhance their understanding of a
particular scientific concept and its related pedagogical implications for student learning. Unlimited expert content help via email and a final assessment both facilitate and document teacher learning.
The Nutrition SciPack, co-developed between FDA and NSTA, provides an overview of nutrition and the other factors that contribute to making choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle. The main focus is on the main types of nutrients and how much of each are needed to maintain a healthy body, depending on individual lifestyles. It also covers the role nutrients and energy from food play in your body’s processes, how food is broken down so it can be used by your body, and balancing nutrients for your body’s needs and activities. This SciPack touches on Standards and Benchmarks related to cells, the function of cells (and groups of cells) in body systems, and energy, matter, and molecules in cells; however, the overall topic of nutrition is an interdisciplinary subject matter.
I couldn't agree with you more! What an excellent resource!! The [url=http://learningcenter.nsta.org/pro...
Posted in Chemistry
by Carolyn Mohr
on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:56 PM
The NSTA website has a great variety of information and resources to help teachers instruct and make their students awar...
Posted in Life Science
by Melissa Lopez
on Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:45 PM
The Nutrition SciPack contains a great deal of information about the chemistry and biology related to the food we eat. T...
Posted in Chemistry
by Jennifer Rahn
on Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:44 PM
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|Intended User Role:||Elementary-Level Educator, High-School Educator, Middle-Level Educator
|Educational Issues:||Inquiry learning, Professional development, Teacher content knowledge
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||Long, but informative
||Eric Carlson (Royal City, WA) on March 13, 2012
||It was interesting to see how the food guide recommendations have changed through the years. It looks like the government is trying to make things simpler just to get the message through.
At times, nutrition seems like an an alphabet soup of acronyms, with AMDR, AI, UL, and DRA, to name a few. I felt like I got bogged down in acronyms at times. I don't know that I blame the SciPack for that--it's just how the world of nutrition is.
I do think that some parts of it made proper nutrition seem like a bit of a chore. Track your fruits, track your grains, track your vegetables, track your calories. At the end of the day, however, few things are as applicable to people as proper nutrition, and a strong message about taking care of your body is definitely needed in this country.