and Moves - Outcome B (7-9)-1
a homework assignment, have your students keep a log of what they
eat and the physical activities they usually do for a period of
time (up to a week). Use the log forms (daily
nutrition, physical activity)
available on this site (copy the two forms onto one, double-sided
sheet) or create your own.
Make sure students record
how they felt during the activity.
Ask the students
if they felt they had made appropriate food choices in relation
to the Canada's Food Guide to Healthy eating, for their activity
level. Have them suggest improvements to their food choices.
Also ask students to reflect on their activity level. Was
it appropriate? (20 to 30 accumulated minutes of activity
each day). Have students investigate Internet sites that give
the nutritional information and caloric breakdown of food.
the students estimate their activity habits using total minutes
of activity per day (low = 20 or less, moderate =21 to 40,
intensive = 41 or more). Students will determine an eating
plan they think will meet the energy requirements for their
level of activity, but that also provides the nutritional
requirements for peak performance. (Sure a chocolate bar has
the energy to get you through a sprint, but how will you feel
when the sugar rush runs out?)