Health and Nutrition for Grades 9-12 (10:00)
Course: Health and Nutrition for Grades 9-12
Instructor: Nancy Pierce
Class Description: Health and Nutrition is an evidence-based class in which we will look at the facts and misconceptions around food and diet. We will bust diet myths and challenge the idea that there’s a definite list of good and harmful foods for optimal health and performance. We’ll discuss about health issues and their relation to nutrition, debate on different, often controversial, ideas about food and nutrients, and consider evidence to draw our conclusions. Most importantly, we'll give you the opportunity to reflect on your own knowledge and assumptions around the subject.
Curriculum: Instructor developed
Homework Requirements: Each session I will give students 2-3 questions to research during the week and prepare and short report with their findings. Along with these I will send them a couple of articles to read. The objective of these assignments is to prepare students to actively engage in class discussions.Students will also have two projects (one per semester). These will require a brief written report and a presentation in class.
Duration: 28 weeks
Books and Supplies required for purchase by families: none
Grading: Letter grades
Teacher Bio: Nancy Pierce is a homeschool mom, and former management professor and researcher. After becoming a stay-at-home mom, Nancy decided to pursue her passion for wellness and nutrition. She’s a certified nutrition coach a group fitness instructor specialized on pre- and post-natal exercise.