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Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards Learning Progressions

2.1 Wellness All students will acquire health promotion concepts and skills to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
B. Nutrition:
Preschool By the end of Grade 2 By the end of Grade 4 By the end of Grade 6 By the end of Grade 8 By the end of Grade 12
Content: 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).
Content: 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.
Content: 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.
Content: Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.

2.1.6.B.1 Determine factors that influence food choices and eating patterns.
Content: 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.
Content: 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.
Content: Developing the knowledge and skills necessary to make nutritious food choices promotes healthy habits.

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).
Content: Choosing a balanced variety of nutritious foods contributes to wellness.

2.1.2.B.2 Explain how foods in the food pyramid differ in nutritional content and value.
Content: Choosing a balanced variety of nutritious foods contributes to wellness.

2.1.4.B.2 Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy eating practices.
Content: Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.

2.1.6.B.2 Summarize the benefits and risks associated with nutritional choices, based on eating patterns.
Content: Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.

2.1.8.B.2 Identify and defend healthy ways for adolescents to lose, gain, or maintain weight.
Content: Applying basic nutritional and fitness concepts to lifestyle behaviors impacts wellness.

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.
Content: Choosing a balanced variety of nutritious foods contributes to wellness.

2.1.2.B.3 Summarize information about food found on product labels.
Content: Choosing a balanced variety of nutritious foods contributes to wellness.

2.1.4.B.3 Create a healthy meal based on nutritional content, value, calories, and cost.
Content: Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.

2.1.6.B.3 Create a daily balanced nutritional meal plan based on nutritional content, value, calories, and cost.
Content: Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.

2.1.8.B.3 Design a weekly nutritional plan for families with different lifestyles, resources, special needs, and cultural backgrounds.
Content: Applying basic nutritional and fitness concepts to lifestyle behaviors impacts wellness.

2.1.12.B.3 Analyze the unique contributions of each nutrient class (fats, carbohydrates, protein, water, vitamins, and minerals) to one’s health.
Content: Choosing a balanced variety of nutritious foods contributes to wellness.

2.1.4.B.4 Interpret food product labels based on nutritional content.
Content: Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.

2.1.6.B.4 Compare and contrast nutritional information on similar food products in order to make informed choices.
Content: Eating patterns are influenced by a variety of factors.

2.1.8.B.4 Analyze the nutritional values of new products and supplements.