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Content Area: Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Content Area Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Standard 2.1 Wellness All students will acquire health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
Strand B. Nutrition
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
P
Developing the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food choices promotes healthy habits.
2.1.P.B.1 Explore foods and food groups (e.g., compare and contrast foods representative of various cultures by taste, color, texture, smell, and shape).                                                                                                              
2.1.P.B.2 Develop awareness of nutritious food choices (e.g., participate in classroom cooking activities, hold conversations with knowledgeable adults about daily nutritious meal and snack offerings).                                                                                                              
2
Choosing a balanced variety of nutritious foods contributes to wellness.
2.1.2.B.1 Explain why some foods are healthier to eat than others.                                                                                                              
2.1.2.B.2 Explain how foods in the food pyramid differ in nutritional content and value.                                                                                                              
2.1.2.B.3 Summarize information about food found on product labels.                                                                                                              
4
Choosing a balanced variety of nutritious foods contributes to wellness.
2.1.4.B.1 Explain how healthy eating provides energy, helps to maintain healthy weight, lowers risk of disease, and keeps body systems functioning effectively.                                                                                                              
2.1.4.B.2 Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy eating practices.                                                                                                              
2.1.4.B.3 Create a healthy meal based on nutritional content, value, calories, and cost.                                                                                                              
2.1.4.B.4 Interpret food product labels based on nutritional content.                                                                                                              
6
Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.
2.1.6.B.1 Determine factors that influence food choices and eating patterns.                                                                                                              
2.1.6.B.2 Summarize the benefits and risks associated with nutritional choices, based on eating patterns.                                                                                                              
2.1.6.B.3 Create a daily balanced nutritional meal plan based on nutritional content, value, calories, and cost.                                                                                                              
2.1.6.B.4 Compare and contrast nutritional information on similar food products in order to make informed choices.                                                                                                              
8
Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.
2.1.8.B.1 Analyze how culture, health status, age, and eating environment influence personal eating patterns and recommend ways to provide nutritional balance.                                                                                                              
2.1.8.B.2 Identify and defend healthy ways for adolescents to lose, gain, or maintain weight.                                                                                                              
2.1.8.B.3 Design a weekly nutritional plan for families with different lifestyles, resources, special needs, and cultural backgrounds.                                                                                                              
2.1.8.B.4 Analyze the nutritional values of new products and supplements.                                                                                                              
12
Applying basic nutritional and fitness concepts to lifestyle behaviors impacts wellness.
2.1.12.B.1 Determine the relationship of nutrition and physical activity to weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance.                                                                                                              
2.1.12.B.2 Compare and contrast the dietary trends and eating habits of adolescents and young adults in the United States and other countries.                                                                                                              
2.1.12.B.3 Analyze the unique contributions of each nutrient class (fats, carbohydrates, protein, water, vitamins, and minerals) to one’s health.