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13.E: Exercises

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  • It’s Your Turn

    1. Visit to research suggestions to help kids eat healthier foods. Create a list of tips for parents.
    2. Visit to create a food and fitness plan that fits your current height, weight, and lifestyle.
    3. Create a list of nutritional tips for adults who are caring for their elderly parents after watching the following video:

      Nutrition for Senior Citizens

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    Apply It

    1. Visit to study the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Then create a chart that suggests physical activities for teens, young adults, and middle-aged adults, and includes the amount of physical activity recommended for each group per week.
    2. How do the physical changes that a preteen experiences during puberty relate to changing nutrient needs? Hold a small group discussion to talk about puberty and nutrition.
    3. Research ways to help an older adult who suffers from poor intake to get enough nutrients at the following website: Then create a brochure for patients to explain your findings.

    Expand Your Knowledge

    1. Write a short speech that you would give to a group of school children between ages nine and thirteen. Explain to them how their sugar intake impacts their bodies and overall well-being.
    2. Consider the changing needs of an older adolescent, along with a teen’s access to food and desire to make dietary choices. Then create a three-day meal plan for a teenage boy or girl.
    3. After watching the video, hold a small group discussion to discuss the influence of environment, economics, culture, and lifestyle on dietary choices.

      The Obesity Epidemic

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