# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Independent Living Task 1376878688

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the function and sources of nutrients in food.


Identification should include a definition of each of the following terms and an explanation of how each item contributes to an individual’s overall health:

  • Fat
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamins
  •  Minerals
  • Protein
  • Water

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why do living things need food?
  • What are the consequences of nutrient deficiencies? Excesses?
  • Which nutrients do you need to fuel your body to get through an average day?
  • What criteria do you use to choose the foods you eat?
  • What are the benefits for you, your family, and society of choosing foods that contribute to good health?
  • What resources are available to help you enhance your daily nutrition?
  • Where do you acquire your attitudes and beliefs about food?
  • How important is food to your emotional and mental health?
  • How do families ensure that all members receive adequate nutrition?
  • How can you motivate others to pay attention to nutrition?
  • What leadership skills can help you make wise food decisions?
  • What is the relationship between nutrition and healthy body weight? Do you think teenagers are too concerned about body weight? Why or why not?
  • How can tracking your daily food intake help ensure that you are getting enough nutrients in your diet?
  • What information do you need to make wise decisions concerning food?
  • What resources are available to help you analyze the role of food in meeting overall health needs?
  • What steps should you take to begin to develop a healthy food plan?

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Student Body: The Fit You


Student Body: The Healthy You


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National Programs in Action


Nutrition and Wellness


Professional Presentation


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