Resources for Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness

A tool that will help keep you organized! The TEKS Tracker was developed to help you keep track of the TEKS you have covered. See attachment below.

The attachment below contains ten writing prompts that have been specifically written for this course. Please see the TEA link below to access rubrics to assess student writing.
http://www.tea.state.tx.us/student.assessment/staar/writing/

The attachment below contains ten math problems that have been specifically written for this course.

Below is an attached zip file containing Two Child Safety Fact Sheets which may be used when addressing Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness TEKS

  • (4) The student understands safety and sanitation. The student is expected to:
    • (A) demonstrate safe and sanitary practices in the use, care, and storage of food and equipment;

Additional resources can be found at http://www.safekids.org/.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize that we each can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in communities. The website provides the 2012 Resource Guide—Preventing Child Maltreatment and Promoting Well Being: A Network for Action. Resource guide includes tip sheets for parents and caregivers, ways to get involved and six protective factors. This is a great way to involve your CTSO and students!
For additional information, visit:
http://www.childwelfare.gov/

Nutrition Education of Texas
Providing access to TEKS-aligned, nutrition based lesson plans and activities for Teachers in Texas. For additional information, visit:
http://netx.squaremeals.org/

Texas Department of Agriculture
Nutrient Calculator
Do your foods meet Nutritional Standards? The calculator will help you determine how various food items relate to Nutrition Policies. For additional information, visit:
http://www.squaremeals.org/FampNResources/ToolsampLinks/NutrientCalculator.aspx

Nutrition Education of Texas
Teaching Nutrition: Background information about nutrition, nutrients, and healthy eating habits. Topics include nutrients, food safety, selecting a balanced diet, nutritional needs during the lifecycle, nutrition and health. For additional information, visit:
http://netx.squaremeals.org/teaching_nutrition.html

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) Education Resource Library is a compilation of printable educational materials on topics related to food safety, nutrition (including labeling and dietary supplements) and cosmetics. For additional information, visit:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm239035.htm

Food and Health Communications
Free nutrition and food clipart, food, nutrition, health observances calendar and handouts. For additional information, visit:
http://foodandhealth.com/calendar/index.php?m=1

Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
Let’s Move! is dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation so that every child born today—grows up healthy. Provides corresponding activities for each step.
http://www.letsmove.gov/kids

Check out below the suggested recipe cookbooks from USDA’s SNAP-ED Connection as well as Basics for Handling Food Safely handout. These recipes include a nutritional analysis and a cost analysis and are easy to make with limited ingredients.

  1. Whole Grain Recipes
  2. Healthy Recipes
  3. Fruit and Vegetable Recipes
  4. Fast and Easy Recipes
  5. Beverage Recipes
  6. Basics for Safe Food Handling
  7. More Great Recipes!

Free iPad Apps

  1. BMI Calculator + Weight Tracker
    Calculates your body mass index and keeps a diary of weight and progress
    TEKS 2B
  2. Adele’s Starry Sea (resist eating disorder by talking)
    A place to share worries and burdens
    TKES 3A, B
  3. Hypertension Journal
    American Heart Association focuses on treatment of hypertension
    TEKS 3A, B
  4. Allergy Watch Lite
    Quick reference to the most common allergies
    TEKS 3C