We focused on three nutrients today and the energy we get from them:
Fats, Carbohydrates and Protein
We know that fats provide us with a lot of energy.
We know that Carbohydrates are quick energy.
We know that Proteins repair muscle and other tissues.
Each provide us with a different amount of energy.
Fats- 9 units of energy per gram.
Carbohydrates-4 units of energy per gram.
Proteins- 4 units of energy per gram.
We will be continuing on with the nutrients and identifying the foods that provide the body with each of these nutrients!
Be sure to have a safe holiday weekend, whether you head to the mountains to camp, hit the lake or river for some water fun, or simply stay home….remember to stay active, eat your fruits and veggies and be safe! Wear your life jacket, bike helmet, wear that seat belt and oh yeah, and always obey your parents!! See you all on Tuesday! We will be continuing our fitness testing!!
Great first week everyone!!!
As we begin our Nutrition Unit, I wanted to share a link for families to check out. The USDA has put out a new tool to help families with NUTRITION!! Below is a link to the site that shows a diagram of “MY PLATE” and “10 Tips to a Great Plate” ! I hope you get a chance to check it out! http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet1ChooseMyPlate.pdf
MANY THANKS to every parent, teacher, student who helped make the night a success! A special thank you to Fire Fighter Tim for donating his services to check blood pressures during the event! Thank you MR. Pahlas for spending the evening greeting parents and helping the night run smoothly!!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO CAME OUT TO SEE WHAT NUTRITION AND FITNESS NIGHT WAS ALL ABOUT!
The objective of the night was to bring families together to have a little fun, try some fruits and vegetables and to learn a little about nutrition! I feel we met those objectives by watching parents and students laugh together, workout together, try foods together! WHAT A NIGHT!!!
I APPRECIATE everyone who helped make the night a success!!!