Food Pyramid Guideline

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Introduction:


The purpose of this web quest is to have a better understanding of the Food Pyramid and why it is so important to follow it.


Task:


The task of this web quest is to gain more information on the health benefits in following the food pyramid guidelines


Process:


1. You will use information from various internet websites to find information on the food pyramid
2. Use internet sources to find the health benefits of the different groups of the food pyramid
3. You will then create an attractive web page that includes each food group and describe the health benefits of each.


Resources:


http://www.mypyramid.gov/
http://www.readyed.com.au/healthy/the_food_groups.htm
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/pyramid/
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=4&tax_level=2&tax_subject=256&topic_id=1348&placement_default=0
http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/Fpyr/pmap.htm


Evaluation:


Your group will be evaluated on the web page and if everything was included. It must include each food group, food examples of each, and why they are good for your health.


Conclusion:


Feel free to e-mail if you have any questions. Good luck!


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An Athlete's Diet
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Introduction:


Sports Nutrition is essential for athletes as how they fuel their body can be the difference between a personal best or an average performance. You will need to do some research into the type of diet an athlete in your chosen sport would eat to meet their energy requirements. A healthy and balanced diet must incorporate carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins and minerals. However the level of intake of each type will differ depending on an athletes sport and desired body type.


Task:


Your task is to research and discover the a general guide to the nutritional requirements of an athlete for you chosen sport.


Process:


In order to fully use your time efficiently i recommend looking at the links to the resources below.
During this take you are trying to complete these following steps
1.) Pick a sport
2.) Discover the energy requirements of an athlete that plays your chosen sport
3.) Research into the different food groups and how much energy they supply.
4.) as a result discover the types of foods that could help satisfy the energy and nutritional needs of an athlete.


Resources:


To get you started I would recommend using the following resources:
These websites :
http://kidshealth.org/parent/nutrition_center/dietary_needs/feed_child_athlete.html
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09362.html
http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/sports/eatnrun.html
http://www.formulamedical.com/Topics/Nutrition/nutritional%20athletes.htm
You should however access the AIS nutrition website when researching your particular sport as it will give you a good idea of the energy requirements.
These two websites together should have enough information to get you started but feel free to find other good resources.


Evaluation:


Now you should have enough knowledge to create a general eating plan for an athlete for a week. It is important that you not only make the plan meet the athletes energy requirements but there nutritional needs as well.


Conclusion:


From here you may wish to asses your own energy requirements so that you can devise a dietary plan for yourself so that you can meet your nutritional needs and be in the best shape possible.

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