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Comprehensive Health Education in Grade 3

Nutrition and Fitness

Standard

Maryland State Curriculum Content Standard 6:  Students will demonstrate the ability to use nutrition and fitness knowledge, skills, and strategies to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Performance Indicators

D. Nutrients 
 6.3.D.1  Identify and define functions of nutrients.  

6.3.D.1.a.

Describe the six major nutrients and how the body uses them. 

6.3.D.1.b.

Describe why the body needs water. 

E. Food and Health 

6.3.E.1.  Demonstrate the relationship among food intake, physical activity, and weight management.  

6.3.E.1.a.

Define healthy weight.  

6.3.E.1.b.

Discuss factors that affect a person’s weight, such as age, gender, height, family, society, activity level, and illness.   

6.3.E.1.c.

Illustrate the importance of balancing food intake with physical activity.  
F. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines 
 6.3.F.2.  Analyze the Nutrition Facts Label. 

6.3.F.2.a.

Identify the information provided on the Nutrition Facts Label. 

6.3.F.2.b.

Explain why the Nutrition Facts Label is a valid source of information.

6.3.F.2.c.

Compare the relationship between serving size and servings per container.
G. Body Image 
 6.3.G.1.  Identify and describe body image. 

6.3.G.1.a.

Define body image. 

6.3.G.1.b.

Explain how internal and external influences impact body image.
I. Goal Setting 
6.3.I.1.  Apply information using the My Pyramid to choose a healthy breakfast.  

6.3.I.1.a.

Apply the My Pyramid, including the food groups, number of servings, and serving sizes to breakfast choices.

6.3.I.1.b.

Explain the importance of breakfast in relation to a healthy body.  

6.3.I.1.c.

Create a breakfast menu using My Pyramid.  

 

 

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