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Socrates
503635-LLP-1-2009-1-DE-COMENIUS-CMP
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Food Food
Which components of food are healthy and which are not? Why should we care about this?
What are the effects of the individual components of food on the human body?
What do our families eat? What are the likely effects of what we eat?
How can we ensure that the energy we get from food is used up by the exercise we undertake?
 Age of students 
14-16
This module explores the flow of energy in the human body. Students explore the food they consume and the energy that they use in general day-to-day activity and in any additional exercise they do. They also look at the contribution that different nutrients make to the energy provided by different foods.
Students will eventually consider how they might eat a more balanced and healthy diet and how much exercise they might need to do to use the energy they consume in the food they eat.

Mathematics
Science
Proportionality
Percentages, fractions, ratios
Use of diagrams, charts and tables for data representation
Analysing data
Energy in food and energy flow
Meaning of calories, calorimeter
Carbohydrates, fats, proteins as nutrients and as components in food
Constituents of a balanced diet
Experimental work
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Worksheets
Food
Applet
 
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