York Community High School

Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

This course is not running during the 2016 - 2017 school year. 

Course Teachers

Goldsmith, Lindsey (630) 617-2400 ex.7106 Family and Consumer Science Teacher lgoldsmith@elmhurst205.org

Vitamin and Mineral Videos

Vitamin A

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

Vitamin C

Vitamin B (skip beginning and start viewing at 6 minutes to end)






Course Description

#0808 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle

Grades 9-12 / 1 Semester - 1.0 credit

In this course students will learn basic principles of food preparation as it relates to nutrition and wellness. Students will analyze dietary requirements, learn to understand portion sizes and learn how food choices affect overall health and wellness. Students will also explore the nutritional needs of individuals including people with dietary restrictions and athletes. Students will practice a variety of cooking techniques in the foods lab which focus on healthy meal preparation, nutrient dense foods, and the incorporation of current trends and research in food and nutrition. By the end of the course, students will have developed and implemented personal wellness plans for maintaining health and fitness including planning meals and menus and fitness routines to promote health.