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SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY

Health WebQuest
Food and Nutrition
Making Healthy Food Choices

Please read the following carefully and answer the questions


completely…

The COMPLETION of this WebQuest is worth 40-points toward your


semester Health grade. We will assign a 60-point Health Learning Task
Project during Tuesday’s class. It is imperative that you complete this
WebQuest prior to that class. In order to encourage the completion of
individual learners work, we require that your WebQuest be uploaded
to your iFolio (Posterous) no sooner than 9AM Tuesday morning,
January 5, 2010.

Please have the required PRINTOUT done before you come to class on
Tuesday. To avoid printing problems, we recommend that you
complete the printout at home or in the school office Monday before
you leave school. Find a way to be successful…there are NO excuses.
This educational WebQuest is the foundation of the knowledge needed
to complete the entire 100-point assignment.

Go to: http://www.mypyramid.gov/
 Read, “One size doesn’t fit all.”
 Click on Dietary Guidelines for Americans to answer the following
questions…
o Why has America come up with Dietary Guidelines?
o What are the three areas that describe a “Healthy Diet”?
1.) Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. 2.)
Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts.
3.) Low in saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, salt, and
added sugars.
o What are the four Dietary Guidelines to help individuals
stay healthy? 1.) Make smart choices from every food
group. 2.) Find balance between food and physical
activity. 3.) Getting the most nutrition out of calories. 4.)
Stay within daily calorie needs.
 Click on Home to get to the Home Page then go to Spotlights and
click onto Inside the Pyramid…Food groups, healthy eating tips,
and more…to answer the following questions…
o http://www.mypyramid.gov/pyramid/index.html
o What does the orange color represent? It represents

Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY


Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Health
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator Food and Nutrition
Grains.
o How many portions of this food group should we have a
day? 3 ounces of whole, grain bread cereal, crackers, rice,
or past every day.
o Click on Learn more… name two Whole Grains and two
Refined Grains Whole Grains: Oatmeal and brown rice.
Refined Grains: White Flour and white rice.
o What is the difference between Whole Grains and Refined
Grains? Whole Grains include the entire grain kernel – the
bran, germ, and endosperm. Refined grains have been
milled, a process that removes the bran and germ.
o While reading about Whole Grains…click onto grain kernel
and notice the important vitamins and nutrients’
represented in the whole grain kernel.
o What vitamins are added back into refined grains? B
vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid) and iron.
o Scroll down to View Grains Food Gallery and click onto the
Gallery.
o How many cups of popcorn does it take to equal 1 ounce of
whole grains? 3 cups.
o How many Crackers, saltine does it take to equal 1 ounce
of refined grains? 7 crackers.
o Go back to Inside the Pyramid and click onto the next
(green) food group.
o What does the green color represent? Vegetables.
o How many portions of this food group should we have a
day? 4-5 servings.
o Click on Learn more…name the five subgroups. Dark green
vegetables, starchy vegetables, orange vegetables, other
vegetables, and dry beans and peas.
o On this page, look to the right side of the page where is
has a section titled Vegetables and Related Topics.
o Go to Vegetables and click on Health benefits & nutrients
to answer the following questions…
o Name three main health benefits when eating vegetables?
1.) May reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes. 2.) May protect
against certain cancers, such as mouth, stomach, and
colon-rectum cancer.
o What is the main health benefit when eating foods rich in
potassium? May help to maintain healthy blood pressure.
o What does Folate (folic acid) help the body form? Red
blood cells.
o What are the health benefit of Vitamin A and C? Vitamin A
Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY
Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Health
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator Food and Nutrition
keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps protect against
infections. Vitamin C heals cuts and wounds and keeps
teeth and gums.
o Click back onto Vegetables under Related Topics to answer
the following questions…
o Name two Dark green vegetables you would eat. Broccoli
and Dark green leafy lettuce.
o Name two Orange vegetables you would eat. Carrots and
pumpkin.
o How many cups of corn under starchy vegetables do you
have to eat to equal ½ cup of starchy vegetables…click
onto corn to find out…which takes you to Vegetables Food
Gallery. ½ Cup of corn.
o Go back to Inside the Pyramid and click onto the next (red)
food group.
o What does the red color represent? Fruits.
o How many portions of this food group should we have a
day? 5 or more.
o How many portions of this food group do you currently eat?
2
o Do you get these foods raw or processes? Name both the
raw foods you eat and the processed brands you eat from
this food group. Raw: Tangerines and Grapefruit.
Processed: Peaches and pineapples.
o Under fruits on the right side of the page…click on Health
benefits and nutrients…
o Name the two most important health benefits when eating
fruits. 1: Likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic
diseases and provide nutrients vital for health and
maintenance of your body.
o What are the health benefits of potassium? May help to
maintain blood pressure.
o What is the value of dietary fiber? Reduce blood
cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.
o Under fruits on the right side of the page…click on Tips to
help you eat fruits…
o Name three POTASSIUM RICH fruits you eat. Honeydew,
cantaloupe, and peaches.
o How can you add more fruits to your daily diet? Keep a
bowl of fruit on the table.
o Why do you think it is important to keep your fruits safe
and separate from raw meat, poultry and seafood while
shopping, preparing, or storing? So that the fruit does not
Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY
Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Health
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator Food and Nutrition
get soiled by the smell of the other food.
o In the Fruits Food Gallery…how many oranges does it take
to count as ½ cup fruit? 1 small orange.
o What does the color yellow represent? Oils.
o What is the healthiest oil to use when cooking? Olive oil.
o What is the Nutrition Facts label and why would it be
helpful when trying to maintain healthy eating? The
Nutrition facts show the amount of nutrition you get from
the item. It would be helpful because you can keep track
of your nutrition.
o What are solid fats and how much should we have in a
day? Solid fats are fats at room temperature, and
o What are saturated and trans fats? Do we use too much in
our daily intake? Saturated Fats are fats that consist of
triglycerides containing fatty acids. Trans Fats is a type of
unsaturated fat that may be monounsaturated or
polyunsaturated but never saturated.
o How many portions of this food group should we have a
day? 2 portions of oil.
o What color does blue represent? Milk
o How many portions of this food group should we have a
day? 3 servings.
o What are the main Health benefits of these foods to our
bodies? This food group retains its calcium content.
o Potassium is a valuable nutrient for our bodies. What food
has the highest Food Sources of Potassium…(694 (mg) per
1 of this food item) Yogurt has the highest food sources of
potassium.
o Why is it important to make fat-free or low-fat choices from
the milk group? It is important because if you don’t, the fat
in the product counts as part of discretionary calorie
allowance.
o What color does purple represent? Meat & Beans
o How many portions of this food group should we have a
day? 5-7 servings.
o Why is it important to include fish, nuts, and seeds?
Because many people do not make varied choices from
this food group.
o Click on the Nutrients and health implications section to
answer the following questions…
o What nutrients do meat, poultry, fish, dry beans and peas,
eggs, nuts, and seeds supply? Protein and B vitamins.
o What is the nutrient value of magnesium? Used in building
Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY
Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Health
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator Food and Nutrition
bones.
o Name two Health implications in this food group. LDL and
Cholesterol.
o Click on Tips for making wise choices and state at least two
ways you could go lean when eating foods in this food
group. Buying skinless chickens pieces and choose extra
lean ground beef.
o Click on Vegetarian Choices…what can a vegetarian eat to
make-up for the protein choices in their daily diet? Beans,
nuts, peas, and soy products.
o Under Related Topics on the right-hand side of the page…
what are “Discretionary Calories” and how many calories
can you have a day? 100-300 calories.
o Name five “discretionary calorie” foods do you eat most.
Milk, cheeses, cinnamon bagels, sweet rolls, and
croissants.
o Under Related Topics on the right-hand side of the page…
what is the recommended daily amount of Physical Activity
should a person engage in? 30 minutes a day.
o What is your Physical Activity choice and how much do you
do per day? Hiking; 20 minutes
o If you do not have enough Physical Activity, what could
happen to your body, mind, and spirit? You become lazy
and unalert.
o On the left-hand side of the page (in blue), under Subjects,
click on Steps to a Healthier Weight…what do people need
to do to Maintain their weight? They must exercise.
o In this section…go to the right-hand side of the page where
For more information is listed…click on Why move toward a
healthier weight?...go down to Get You Personal MyPyramid
Plan…click on and complete…copy out this page and bring
it to class tomorrow, Tuesday, January 6, 2010.
o Under For more information, click on Increasing physical
activity. Scroll down to Physical activity in the green box.
What does the first bullet state? Improves self-esteem and
feelings of the well being.

 Click on the link below…


 http://phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?
wcprefix=ctd&wcsuffix=3083&fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&
x=11&y=14
 Scroll down to Tips for Squeezing in Exercise…what are some of
the ways you can exercise even if you can’t go outside? Do
Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY
Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Health
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator Food and Nutrition
housework yourself instead of hiring someone else and work in
the garden.
 Go back to the main link…scroll down to Drive Thru Diet…click
onto ONE of the restaurants listed, select food items to equal a
meal for one person…then answer the following questions…
o What is the nutritional value of this meal? 1% daily
allowance of calories and sodium.
o What nutritional problems might this meal have? It does
not give much nutritional value.
o How much of the fat in the meal is unsaturated, and how
much is saturated? It has no fat whatsoever.
o Should I be concerned about the amount of sodium in this
meal? No
o Is this a balanced nutritional meal? Why or why not? Yes
because it will not negatively affect you, nor give any
nutritional value.
 Be prepared to discuss your results and implement this task on
your Health Learning Task Project.

Dr. J. Smith, Facilitator ITU: SIMCHA (Hebrew) JOY


Ms. J. Markley, Facilitator WebQuest: Health
Ms. R. Muffler, Monday Facilitator Food and Nutrition