Nutrition & Food I
Mrs. Suzan Smith
Pleasant Hill High School
Family and Consumer Sciences Department
816-540-3111 Ext. 5200
Conference Period 8:29 – 9:20 a.m.
This course prepares students to understand the principles of nutrition, the relationship of nutrition to health and wellness, understanding and using nutritional knowledge for personal food choices, the selection, limited preparation and care of food, meal management to meet individual and family food needs and patterns of living, food economics, and optimal use of the food dollar.
Textbook Food for Today
Unit One: Leadership continual
FCCLA programs that address health, wellness & nutrition
Unit Two: Personal Food Choices 1 week
Unit Three: Nutritional Principles 4 weeks
Nutrients-Function & Sources
Choose My Plate
Unit Four: Nutrition through the Lifecycle 5 weeks
Life Cycle and Nutrient Needs
Food Decisions & Habits
Unit Five: Food Preparation Skills 7 weeks
Shopping for Groceries
Basic Equipment and Measurement
“My Plate” labs
- Assigned course readings and writing assignments/blogs
- Daily bell work and homework assignments
- Unit tests and quizzes
- $20 Lab Fee
You are responsible for knowing and following school-wide rules as listed in the Student handbook.
- Be prepared to learn and participate each day
- Be respectful of other’s belongings, ideas and right to learn
- Listen to and follow directions
- Follow all safety rules at all times
- Student-teacher conferences
- Phone call or email home
- Office referral
A 100 - 95% C 76 – 73%
A- 94 – 90% C- 72 – 70%
B+ 89 - 87% D+ 69 – 67%
B 86 - 83% D 66 - 63%
B- 82 - 80% D- 62 – 60%
C+ 79 – 77% F 59 - 0%
Assessment Strategy Description Percent
Attendance, class behavior, participation and general attitude
Quality of lab experiences, written and/or oral work
Quality of self-evaluation, reactions and other daily work
Quality of concept knowledge through tests and quizzes
Post Assessment completed
Overall Grading Guide Students earning an A will participate in class daily, have above average attendance, complete all assignments with accuracy and turn in all projects and homework. Those students earning B’s will participate in class daily, have good attendance, complete assignments while missing some and turn in projects and homework. Students earning a C will not participate in class daily, their attendance would not be consistent, incomplete assignments would be turned in and not all projects or homework were turned in.
Extra Help Opportunities Students may come in before school from 6:45 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. to receive additional help with assignments.
Make-up work will be made available, upon request, to students when they return to school Time given for make-up work, as per school policy, is upon returning to school the make-up work is due in one day after your return.
Detentions all will be served on either Tuesdays a.m. from 7:15 a.m. until 7:30 a.m. OR Wednesdays from 2:35 p.m. until 2:50 p.m.