Unit 1 Elements of Health, Stress Management and Mental Illness
Students will be learning about how all elements of health work together leading a person toward wellness or illness. (Concepts include behavioral choices and heredity) Students will learn how stress affects the body, positive coping strategies, and illness long term stress can cause for the body.
Unit 2 Nutrition and Weight Management
"Beauty isn't something on the outside. It's your insides that count! You gotta eat green stuff to make sure you're pretty on the inside." (Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005)
The focus of this unit is to have students familiarize themselves with the 6 classes of nutrients and be able to demonstrate positive or negative food choices impact of life long health. Each student will also research diseases caused by poor life long diet and exercise choices as well as the role heredity plays in each disease. During this research students will begin to look at their own risk of disease based on heredity and personal choices.