# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Family and Human Services I Task 1066543888

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify principles of nutrition and specialized dietary plans.


Identification should include
  • current dietary guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (e.g., MyPlate.gov)
  • special diets (e.g., soft/liquid diet, gluten-free, dairy-free, low sodium, consistent carbohydrate diabetic diet, vegetarian/vegan)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for food products and additives
  • potential food and medication interactions (including warning labels)
  • cultural needs of clients
  • recipes for people with special dietary needs.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the difficulties encountered when evaluating specialized dietary plans?
  • How can human services professionals ensure that food plans are followed?
  • What are the risks associated with not following nutrition principles when creating a food plan?
  • How do clients communicate food preferences?
  • How can human service professionals communicate the specialized dietary needs of clients to food service personnel?
  • How does the FDA communicate nutrition recommendations to human service professionals?
  • What responsibility does the federal government have in regulating food ingredients?
  • Why is it helpful for a human services agency to have a relationship with the local health department?
  • What are the advantages in periodically evaluating the food plans of clients? What are consequences of failing to do so?
  • Why is it important to have comprehensive knowledge of the components of nutrition labels when working with clients with specialized dietary needs?
  • What are possible obstacles to implementing a food plan for a client with specialized dietary needs?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

History and Social Science


The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by

  1. synthesizing evidence from artifacts and primary and secondary sources to obtain information about events in Virginia and United States history;
  2. using geographic information to determine patterns and trends in Virginia and United States history;
  3. interpreting charts, graphs, and pictures to determine characteristics of people, places, or events in Virginia and United States history;
  4. constructing arguments, using evidence from multiple sources;
  5. comparing and contrasting historical, cultural, economic, and political perspectives in Virginia and United States history;
  6. explaining how indirect cause-and-effect relationships impact people, places, and events in Virginia and United States history;
  7. analyzing multiple connections across time and place;
  8. using a decision-making model to analyze and explain the incentives for and consequences of a specific choice made;
  9. identifying the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and ethical use of material and intellectual property; and
  10. investigating and researching to develop products orally and in writing.

Other Related Standards

FCCLA National Programs

Families First: Families Today


Families First: Meet the Challenge


Families First: You-Me-Us


Power of One: A Better You


Power of One: Family Ties


Power of One: Working on Working


FCCLA: STAR Events (2019)

Career Investigation


Event Management


Food Innovations


National Programs in Action


Nutrition and Wellness


Professional Presentation


National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education


Investigate health, wellness, and safety issues of individual and families with a variety of conditions that could influence their well-being.