Carbohydrates are one of the three macro nutrients. Your job is to learn
enough about carbohydrates so that you and your partner can create one of
two projects (a Power Point presentation or an informational brochure)on
carbohydrates. Your project will be used in a nutrition lesson with a
grammar school class at your school. Remember to make the Power Point or
brochure entertaining and appropriate for the age level your class has
Nutrition Links with a Focus on Nutrients
The "It's Up to You" web site has an appealing format. The site covers
healthy eating, and includes related links. You will see the
major nutrients as soon as the site is uploaded.
This is a very simple, direct site. It covers all the major nutrients and
many of the micro nutients. This is a good reference when you are in a hurry,
Here is another web site with plain facts without the razzle dazzle. The
site is a quick, direct way to get the information you need.
The Harvard School of Public Health has a web site that is maintained by the
nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. It is very
current. The reading level is advanced. You will need to summarize the
information using language that your audience can understand.
This web site is called "My Bright Future: Reaching Goals." The site has
good information for food sources for the different nutrients.
The Mayo clinic has a huge web site on health, including nutrients. This
page includes carbohydrates (including fiber) in addition to the nutrients
fat and protein.
To find fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber, a form of carbohydrate
that helps with digestion, check out this website.
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