Nutritional Knowledge introduction to nutrients & PROTEIN

What do you know about nutrients?

ACTIVITY: Around the room are posters that list the different groups of Nutrients: Protein, Fats, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, Minerals and Water. In pairs, your job is to record one point of information on each of the posters, then move on to another. Each group will have a different coloured texta to record their thoughts.

DISCUSSION: Looking at these posters, what do wealready know about these 6 key nutrients?

DID YOU KNOW: Consuming blueberries on a regular basis may help prevent heart disease, improve brain health and help moderate blood sugar levels.


READING: As a class read page 34 of your text: 'A Balanced Diet' and 'Nutrients'

GLOSSARY: Start a glossary for this chapter by filling in the glossary table in your workbooklets for all bolded words on page 34

DID YOU KNOW: Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy!


READING: As a class read page 35 titled 'Protein' and then copy the board notes below.


When you digest protein, it’s broken down into its component amino acids. Your body is not able to store amino acids and they therefore must be continually obtained from our diets.

There are 9 essential amino acids. They are classified as 'essential' because it is essential for us to EAT THEM because we cannot produce them ourselves. The foods that contain all 9 essential amino acids are called complete proteins.

Our bodies use 11 other amino acids as well, but we DO NOT need to obtain them from the food we eat because our bodies naturally produce them. For this reason, they are referred to as non essential amino acids. Foods that do not contain all 9 essential amino acids are called incomplete proteins.

ACTIVITY #1 & #2: Use the video above, your text book and the internet to complete Activity #1 and #2 in your workbooklet.

HOMEWORK: Complete the Reflect on Learning questions in your workbooklet using page 35-36 to assist you. Add all bold words on these pages to your glossary.

DID YOU KNOW: An adolescent requires approximately 1 g of protein for every 1 kg they weigh. How much protein do you need?


Created with images by Emmanuel Gadenne - "nutrition" • Unsplash - "blueberries fruit food" • Unsplash - "eggs food fresh" • LoboStudioHamburg - "barbecue meat grill" • Phil Gradwell - "Small"

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