Welcome: Get Smart: A Teen's Quest for Nutrition
Description: Part of being a teenager is becoming more independent and making your own decisions. Less and less of your meals are going to come straight from home. You make food decisions on your own at school and whenever your parents are not around. You might not think those decisions are important now, but the habits that you form in your teen years often follow you the rest of your life. The idea is not that you can't indulge in the food you love, but that you learn to make smart choices. It is important to be able to make intelligent decisions about food, because the food you eat will have a big impact on your health as you move into your teen years and into high school. There is nothing more important that your health. Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are habits that are important no matter what age group you fall into. This WebQuest will give you the information you need to make good decisions about food. The goal of this activity is NOT to tell you what to eat or what not to eat. It is to give you as much information about the topic so you can make an educated decision about what you eat and how much you eat. "A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools." ~ Spanish Proverb "To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." ~ La Rochefoucauld "The first wealth is health." ~ Emerson
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Health / PE
Keywords: Health, nutrition, food, fitness, teen, adolescence, decisions, wellness.
Author(s): Mr. Attanasio