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A Plan for Healthy Living

A Plan for Healthy Living

Introduction

Use this student sheet to develop a plan for healthy living.


Age:

Boy/Girl:

Height:

Weight:

BMI:

Refer to pages 35-39 from the The Science Inside: Obesity handouts and your answers to the questions on the Nutrition and Exercise student sheet. They focus on what foods you should eat, how many servings of each food you should eat each day, and what the appropriate size of each portion should be.

Keep track of what you eat. Write down what you eat for each meal.

Day                 Meal                                       What I Ate

Day 1

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day                 Meal                                       What I Ate

Day 3

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4

 

 

 

 

 

Day 5

 

 

 

 

 

Day                 Meal                                       What I Ate

Day 6

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

What could you do to improve your diet? For example, do you eat too many saturated fats or too much refined sugar? Are there ways to eliminate these and other unhealthful foods from your diet?

 

Try making small adjustments to your diet each week. Make notes about the changes you have made.

 

Now keep track of your physical activity. Refer to pages 33-34 of the The Science Inside: Obesity handouts, or read these pages online. They provide information about how much exercise people need each day.

How often do you exercise?

Do you enjoy playing sports? If so, what do you play?

What do you do to stay active?

Do you think you need to exercise more often? If so, what changes are you planning on making?

Now that you’ve learned more about nutrition and exercise, go back to the Burn Calculator at Nutrition & Fitness.

Redo the calculations. Do you notice any changes in the number of activities you engage in each day and the amount of calories burned?

Do you feel healthier after completing these exercises?

Did you find this resource helpful?

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