Why We Eat

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject – Food and Nutrition                  

Grade – 9 -12 

Unit- Why We Eat                                        

Pacing – 3 weeks 

Essential Question(s):

  • What is the difference between appetite and hunger?
  • What are the different reasons we eat?
  • What are our different tastes?

Big Idea(s):

  • 70% to 75% of tasting food is actually smelling food.
  • People of other countries have different perceptions of food.
  • Being hungry and having an appetite are not the same body function.

 

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

  • ACF 1: introduction to the hospitality and foodservice industry
  •  3. Describe the various cuisines and their relationship to history and cultural development.
  • ACF 8: nutrition
  • 5. Discuss various diets (i.e. food allergies, alternative dieting, vegetarian, etc;).

 “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)

BL

 

Various cuisines, relationship to cultural development

 

Various diets

 

Teacher added

Taste buds, different tastes

 

 

 

 

 

Describe

 

 

Discuss

 

 

 

 

Apply

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3