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You Are What You Eat (Nutrition)

You Are What You Eat (Nutrition)

Author: Stacie Boudrie
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Tutorial

Summary

Students will collect data from website of their favorite meal at their favorite restaurant.  Students will use the Google Spreadsheet that their teacher shared with them to add their data to the spreadsheet.  Student and teacher will then discuss the benefits of a good healthy meal vs an unhealthy, high fat meal.

 

By using Google spreadsheets, students can work simultaneously and collaboratively to add their data.  

You Are What You Eat

Procedures

  1. Teacher will create a spreadsheet in Google Drive.  This will give students the opportunity to collaborate and share their data instantly. Once Spreadsheet is created, teacher shares with students via Edmodo or Gaggle.
  2. Teacher shares the www.nutritionix.com website in a common place such as Edmodo or Gaggle email.
  3. Students will use a device to access the Internet (Chromebook, iPad, iPod, CPU, laptops, Kindle, etc) and go to http://www.nutritionix.com/restaurants and open a second tab with the link to the teacher’s spreadsheet.
  4. Student will search for their favorite restaurant and their favorite meal on the menu.
  5. Student will identify the nutritional facts for their favorite menu and fill in the information of their favorite meal.
  6. Student will add the nutritional facts to the spreadsheet.
  7. Teacher will display the spreadsheet and create the graph as shown in the video tutorial in step 1.
  8. Students and teacher will then discuss the food labels, the nutritional value, what is in a healthy, low fat meal, what is in an unhealthy meal, why is this important, etc. 

Creating Google Drive Account

Creating Google Spreadsheets Tutorial