Suggested Lesson Plan
for this Worksheet
Give students a lesson on the meaning of
recommended daily allowance and daily nutritional needs. Food
labels tell you how much percentage of the daily allowance once serving
of the food item fulfills. You must total up these
percentages every day so that 100% of the daily allowance is met.
Common nutrients include:
Protein - For growth and repair of tissue.
May be found in meat, fish, eggs, and milk.
Vitamin A - For normal cell growth. Found
in fish-liver oils, milk, and some yellow and dark green
Vitamin C - Also known as ascorbic acid.
Lack of vitamin C causes scurvy. Found in citrus fruits,
tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables.
Thiamine - For carbohydrate metabolism and
normal neural activity. Found in meat, yeast, and grains.
Riboflavin - Related to vitamin B. For
Found in milk, leafy vegetables, meat, and eggs.
Niacin - Related to vitamin B. Found in
meat, wheat germ, dairy products, and yeast.
Other common nutrients include calcium and iron.