Evaluate the nutritional information of various foods.
Evaluation should include
- defining the term nutrient
- identifying functions of specific nutrients in the body
- determining sources of specific nutrients
- identifying nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle
- identifying nutrient-dense foods
- stating consequences of too much and too little of specific nutrients
- assessing sources of nutrition information
- comparing foods, using the nutrition-facts label, to make good food choices
- analyzing personal eating habits in relation to nutritional foods.
- Why should you be aware of nutrients and their functions?
- What nutrients tend to be included in a typical teenager’s diet? Which nutrients tend to be deficient?
- Why should you be concerned that your sources of nutrition information are reliable and reputable?
- Why do you think that people tend to believe food-related information without verifying its accuracy? Why not?
- What are your sources of information about nutrients? How can you tell if these sources are reliable?
- What are the arguments for and against taking large doses of specific nutrients (for example, vitamins or minerals)?
- How can knowing the ages of your guests ahead of time impact menu planning?
- How can you use the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the MyPlate website to help you make nutritious food choices?
- What food choices could you add to improve your eating habits?
- Why is it difficult at times to evaluate nutrition information, especially information presented on the Internet?
- How can your nutritional decisions positively influence your peers and family members?
- How do you create a well-balanced meal for a family with members of various life-cycle stages? What criteria do you base your selections on?
- What types of information are you most likely to use when you have questions about nutrition? Why?
- What management techniques can help you evaluate nutrition information from labels and advertising claims?
- What criteria should you use to evaluate the sources of nutrition information?
- Why is it important to read the nutrition label? What can you gain from comparing nutrition labels of similar foods?
Other Related Standards
FCCLA National Programs
Families First: Balancing Family and Career
Families First: Meet the Challenge
Power of One: A Better You
Student Body: The Fit You
Student Body: The Healthy You
FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)
National Programs in Action
Nutrition and Wellness
Public Policy Advocate
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Analyze decisions about providing safe and nutritious food for individuals and families.
Analyze legislation and regulations related to nutrition and wellness.
Analyze sources of food and nutrition information, including food labels, related to health and wellness.