The following questions appear onscreen in the video. Feel free to integrate them into your lesson plan as needed.
Questions to consider before watching the video:
Questions to consider after watching the video:
- Obesity is on the rise in America, despite an abundance of diets, exercise programs, and weight-loss products. As you watch the program, consider why so many people struggle to maintain a healthy weight.
- Think about how lifestyle and diet make remaining fit a challenge.
- Heart disease and type II diabetes are life-threatening conditions related to being overweight. Discuss how extra weight, saturated fats, and high cholesterol contribute to these diseases.
- What healthy lifestyle habits can one develop to avoid these diseases later in life?
Research fast-food nutritional information on the Internet. Compare meals for adults and children to daily recommendations from the Food Guide Pyramid. How do serving sizes, fat grams, and calories differ?