Big Macs and Healthy Teens? Exploring Fast Food as Part of a Healthy Adolescent Lifestyle

by: Michael Harms

In the set of activities, explorations, and discussions described here, students apply healthy eating information when they make nutrition choices both at home and when eating out. These lessons introduce considerations such as portion size and caloric nutrients, while also exploring tools and resources for understanding both nutritional guidelines and for evaluating the nutritional value of a food. This progression of data collection and analysis culminates with students applying their knowledge as they author position statements that answer the question, “Is it possible to include fast food as part of a healthy lifestyle?”


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2009Stock # ss09_032_07_20Volume 032Issue 07

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