Food and Nutrition (45 minutes – 1 hour) > Print/View All Notes
This activity introduces students to the meaning of "nutrients" and "calories." Make sure that students understand the role that each plays in a healthy diet. Guide students to an understanding of the basic nutrients, the role they play in maintaining good health, and the connection between food intake and energy. Quickly review photosynthesis and cellular respiration with your students as well. The goal is to refresh their basic understanding that one process uses energy to make food and the other uses food to make energy. Have students complete page 2 in their Engineering Portfolios.