VI Lifetime Effects of Nutrition and Wellness

TEA Units of Study: TEKS "Knowledge and skills" subsections covered:

A. Effects of food choices B. Nutritional needs for life cycle and lifestyle C. Nutrition content and portion sizes

  • (3) The student demonstrates knowledge of nutritionally balanced diets.
    • (A) research the long-term effects of food choices
    • (B) outline strategies for prevention, treatment, and management of diet-related diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, childhood obesity, anorexia, and bulimia
    • (C) determine the effects of food allergies and intolerances on individual and family health
    • (D) plan diets based on life cycle, activity level, nutritional needs, portion control, and food budget
    • (E) develop examples of therapeutic diets
    • (F) analyze advertising claims and fad diets with the recommendations of the Recommended Dietary Allowances
    • (G) analyze current lifestyle habits that may increase health risks
    • (H) identify community programs that provide nutrition and wellness services
    • (I) examine the nutritional value of fast foods and convenience foods
    • (J) read and interpret food labels
    • (K) examine and explain nutritional serving sizes

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