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Comprehensive Health Education in Grade 4

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 
 6.4.D.1.  Identify and define functions of nutrients.   

6.4.D.1.a.

Describe how nutrients in foods contribute to health.

6.4.D.1.b.

 Investigate why the body needs calcium.

6.4.D.1.c.

Summarize why the body needs vitamins and minerals.
E. Food and Health 
 6.4.E.1.  Demonstrate the relationship among food intake, physical activity, and weight management.   

6.4.E.1.a.

Define calorie.  

6.4.E.1.b.

Explain how caloric intake impacts exercise.  

6.4.E.1.c.

Describe caloric output during exercise.  
6.4.E.2.  Explain the relationship between nutrition and physical activity. 

6.4.E.2.a.

Identify components of physical fitness, including muscular endurance, muscular strength, cardio respiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition. 

6.4.E.2.b.

Explain the effect of nutrition on the five fitness components, including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and body composition.
F. Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines 
 6.4.F.1.  Summarize the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.   

6.4.F.1.a.

Explain each of the dietary guidelines.  

6.4.F.1.b.

Identify factors that influence food choices.

6.4.F.1.c.

Compare personal food choices to the Dietary Guidelines.  
6.4.F.2.  Describe and analyze the Nutrition Facts Label.   

6.4.F.2.a.

Examine the Nutrition Facts Label to locate specific components.  

6.4.F.2.b.

Compare nutrient information on a variety of food labels.  
G. Body Image 
6.4.G.1.  Analyze influences on boy image 

6.4.G.1.a.

Examine how the media/advertising portrays positive and negative body images.

 

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