Science Shorts: The Challenge of Nutrition

by: Patricia B. Hernandez

You have no doubt seen it in your classrooms and heard it in the news: Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States. Obesity may predispose children to health issues later in their lifetime, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Weight loss intervention in obese children may prevent the onset of these diseases later in life (Wunsch et al. 2006), so it is imperative that children and families be educated in incorporating healthy habits that will have long-lasting effects. The lesson described here helps students to understand how they can make healthy food choices by interpreting food labels.

Level

Elementary School

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 7/1/2010Stock # sc10_047_09_74Volume 047Issue 09

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