Content Area: Health Education
Grade Level: Tenth Grade
Aim: The students will be able to plan a diet for a variety of needs.
Goal: The students will be able to create an appropriate menu and
exercise program to maintain a healthy weight.
You have become a dietician at a local diabetes clinic. Your first client
has just recently been diagnosed. This client has an insurance company that
covers half of his needed supplies. He has a budget of 700 hundred dollars
a week. You must create a month-long menu of meals for this person plus
develop an exercise program to help him maintain a normal weight.
The assignment will be due one
week from today.
This assignment is worth 75
Prices of monthly medical
supplies and food costs must be included in the report.
Sources of the prices must be
A summary paper is to be
turned in giving the rationale for the decisions made.
Monthly costs for food,
medical supplies, and exercise sessions and equipment may not exceed
Plan must include a month-long
menu of meals, prices of all living expenses and monthly costs, sources
of prices, and the summary paper must be typed.
Included in the budget must be
all medical supplies a diabetic person must use and prices of a month's
worth of supplies.
The month will consist of
thirty days. Each day must include three meals and drinks. At least 5
snacks a week should also be included in the menu.
The exercise program must meet
the standards of an effective program given to you in a previous class.
Food decisions must be
selected to meet the needs of a diabetic person.
Evaluations of this assignment will be based on several
Did the menu
meet the parameters of what must be included?
Did the food
costs and medical supply costs stay under the monthly budget?
Was the diet
appropriate for a diabetic person?
exercise program consist of at least thirty minutes of moderate exercise no
less than four times a week?
student have well thought out reasons for the decisions that they made for
less than five spelling or grammar errors in the write up?
The ability to make
appropriate food choices.
The ability to effectively
manage a specified amount of money.
Interpersonal skills included
were the ability to contact doctors or pharmacists to determine what
medical supplies are needed.
The ability to develop a low
cost but effective work out program.
This may be an extreme situation, but it is set up to evaluate whether
students are able to make the appropriate food choices, stay within a
budget, and use diet and exercise to maintain an appropriate weight.
The students will have to talk to a medical practitioner, pharmacist, or
person with diabetes to find out what medical supplies are needed and how
much they cost per month. They may also want to consult diabetic cookbooks
to help with making appropriate food choices. Students will have to go to
local drug stores and grocery stores to get the proper prices.