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Unit 1

What’s in your food?

If you can eat it, does that make it food? This unit is all about why we eat what we eat, where the food we eat comes from, and what gets added — or subtracted — from it along the way. Do you know your vitamins from your minerals?

Lesson 1: What does ‘food’ mean? (pdf)

Lesson 2: What’s in your food besides food? (pdf)

Lesson 3: Food Safety (pdf)

Lesson 4: Virtual Calorimetry lab (pdf)

Lesson 5-6: Macro- and Micronutrients; Review of nutrients and virtual calorimetry lab (pdf)

Watch Online: Unit 1 Multimedia

Metabolic Disease Blog: Unit 1 Further Reading