POST-PRESENTATION LESSON PLAN

LESSON PLAN 1

EXAMINING

NUTRITION

We just learned about the connections between our food choices and our health. Next, we'll continue to explore these connections by taking a closer look at some of our favorite meals.

STEP 1

 

NUTRITION

FACTS

1. Find the nutrition facts (see list below) for one of your favorite meals. This can be done by going to a fast food restaurant/website, looking through your pantry, or searching recipe websites.

STEP 2

 

2.1. Make a list of ingredient nutritional components by recording the following:

2.2. If there is any sugar, is it processed or naturally occurring?

Are the carbohydrates from healthy or unhealthy sources?

What percentage of your daily fiber recommendation (30g) is met with this meal?

What percentage of your daily protein recommendation (about 50-55g) is met with this meal?

What percentage of your daily saturated fat recommended limit (13g limit for U.S., 20g limit for Canada) is met with this meal?

What percentage of your daily calcium recommendation (1300mg) is met with this meal?

STEP 3

 

MAKE IT

HEALTHIER

3. Search for a healthier, plant-based version of that meal. Make sure it has Nutrition Facts available - if you are having trouble finding one, you can visit our Toolkit.

STEP 4

 

4.1. Make a list of ingredient nutritional components by recording the following:

4.2. If there is any sugar, is it processed or naturally occurring?

Are the carbohydrates from healthy or unhealthy sources?

What percentage of your daily fiber recommendation (30g) is met with this meal?

What percentage of your daily protein recommendation (about 50-55g) is met with this meal?

What percentage of your daily saturated fat recommended limit (13g limit for U.S., 20g limit for Canada) is met with this meal?

What percentage of your daily calcium recommendation (1300mg) is met with this meal?

STEP 5

 

COMPARE

5. Compare the nutrition information for both meals. Write a response on how they differ, reflecting on how the Western Diet version contributes to major diseases. Include how you can make changes to your own food choices to help reduce your risk of disease.

MORE RESOURCES

 

NEXT-STEPS

TOOLKIT

Visit our Next-Steps Toolkit for more information, recipes, our video library and much more.