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After students have learned about the food groups, it's essential that they also understand what nutrient groups are! In this activity, students will create a spider map that defines each of the different essential nutrients. Students should be sure to illustrate examples alongside their definition. They can easily find many photos of food using the search bar and Photos for Class and put them effortlessly into their storyboard.
Students will look at the seven different nutrient groups: carbohydrates, protein, fats, minerals, vitamins, fiber, and water.
Pasta, Bread, and Potatoes
The body uses carbohydrates to provide energy.
Fish, Meat, and Eggs
The body uses protein for repair and growth.
Olive Oil, Butter, and Lard
The body uses fats for energy, but can also store them to insulate for warmth.
Vitamin A - Carrots Vitamin B - Eggs Vitamin C - Oranges Vitamin D - Oily Fish
The body needs small amounts of vitamins to keep us healthy. Vitamin A is essential for good eyesight. Vitamin C helps us repair and regenerate tissue.
Calcium - Milk Iron - Red Meat Potassium - Bananas Magnesium - Avocados
The body needs small amounts of minerals to keep us healthy. Calcium is important for bone growth. Iron is essential in the production of red blood cells.
Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, and Artichokes
Not actually used by the body, fiber provides roughage to aid digestion and keep food moving through the digestive system.