Foods and Nutrition I

This course examines the nutritional needs of the individual. Emphasis is placed on the
relationship of diet to health, kitchen and meal management, food preparation and sustainability
for a global society, and time and resource management. English language arts, mathematics,
science, and social studies are reinforced. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this
course include service learning and job shadowing. Apprenticeship and cooperative education
are not available for this course. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to

apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences.

Foods, Nutrition and Science:

Nutrition Basics

This lesson focuses on the six classes of nutrients and their functions within the body. (you have to download to device)

  • Nutrients Have Class Too! PowerPoint presentation
  • Six Classes of Nutrients Notes Worksheet
  • Six Classes of Nutrients Notes Worksheet -Key
  • Vitamin Basics Worksheet
  • Vitamin Basics Worksheet-Key
  • Nutrients Jeopardy Review Game

Food Safety

This lesson focuses on safeguarding food in the kitchen.  It covers the four steps to properly achieving this and covers some of the more common bacterial diseases.

  • Food Safety PowerPoint presentation
  • Food borne illnesses note worksheet
  • Safeguarding Food Project

The following are additional resources for food safety:


Kitchen Safety

Just as important as food safety comes the topic of kitchen safety.  Of course you want to safely prepare and eat good food, but it is also important that you look out for and prevent accidents of a personal nature as well.  This lesson focuses on safe practices in the kitchen and a presentation, activity ideas, and worksheets for teaching a lesson on this topic.

  • Kitchen Safety PowerPoint presentation
  • Kitchen Safety Activities
  • Kitchen safety worksheet
  • Kitchen safety worksheet key

Meal Planning

This lesson focuses on the steps of meal planning and even meal planning on a budget.  

  • Meal Planning PowerPoint Presentation
  • Shopping on a Budget PowerPoint Presentation
  • Menu Planning Project
  • Meal Planning on a Budget Activity

Cooking and Preparation Terms

The lesson below focuses on the common terms that are used during the cooking and preparation of food.  You can either use the following presentation of cooking/preparation terms being defined and illustrated or have your students work in groups to create their own focusing on one specific type of terms such as mixing terms, cutting terms, dry cooking methods, moist cooking methods, etc.  

  • Cooking Terms PowerPoint Presentation
  • Cooking Methods PowerPoint Presentation
  • Cooking Terms Worksheet

Reading Recipes

The following lesson focuses on teaching students how to read a recipe, use a recipe and adjust recipes.  This lesson includes presentations, worksheets, and other activities.

  • Reading and Using Recipes PowerPoint Presentation
  • Recipe Codes
  • Recipe Codes-Key
  • Equivalents Worksheet
  • Equivalents-Key
  • Measuring WorksheetMeasuring Worksheet-Key

Healthy Habits

The following lesson focuses on creating healthy habits.  It includes PowerPoint presentations, projects and whole group activities!

  • One Body PowerPoint Presentation
  • Healthy Habits PowerPoint Presentations (just scroll down)
  • Nutritional Self-Study Module
  • Health Habits Worksheet
  • Food Group Tracker (great with worksheet above)
  • Work it Out Project
  • FACS Field Day
  • FACS Field Day Point sheet
  • Sample Field Day trivia questions

My Plate and Portions

The following lessons will focus on eating the correct portions and utilizing My Plate in all eating situations.

  • Choose MyPlate PowerPoint presentation
  • Portions PowerPoint presentation
  • Portions Reference Cards
  • My Plate Meal Planning Project
  • Eating Out with My Plate
  • Menus 1
  • Menus 2