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Unit Title: Nutrition for Life
Grade Level(s): 8
Subject/Topic Area(s): Nutrition
Key Words: metabolism, carbohydrates,proteins, fats,food pyramid, glucose, digestion
Designed by: Kasey Darnell
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School District: RSU10
School: T.W.K. Dirigo Middle School

Brief Summary of Unit

Students will study the relationship between the food they eat and how it affects their body function They will learn the basics about carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals and how they interact with each other. Students will learn how to read a food label and determine what a healthy choice looks like. Students will also learn about metabolism and how nutritional needs vary from person to person. Additionally, students will reflect upon their habits and choices regarding nutrition and how it will affect their health in the future.