Week 1 Materials

Week 1 Materials  

USDA’s MyPlate
Only 1 in 10 American Adults Get Enough Fruits or Vegetables (article)
A Brief History of USDA Food Guides (images)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 (article)
www.mychart.gov (website)

Whole Foods & Processed Foods
Americans Are Addicted to Ultra Processed Food (article)
NOVA. The star shines bright (article)
Optional: UPF WTF? on The Food Programme BBC4 (podcast)

Food Labels
Decoding Food Labels Lesson (video)
In Reach (video)
How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Label by the FDA (article)

Optional: Label This! on The Food Programme BBC4 (podcast)

Dietary Fat 

Background Information on Dietary Fat


Background Information on Vitamins

Fiber & Water

Background Information on Fiber, Water, and Digestive Health (article)

Water Content in Fruits & Vegetables (chart)


Background Information on Exercise (article)

Additional Topics

A Short History of Nutritional Science (article)

Amazing Human Body Facts (article)