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Ch 7: Minerals in Nutrition: Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Minerals in Nutrition chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the minerals that the body needs for growth and nutrition in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Minerals in Nutrition chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Mineral classification Major minerals: electrolytes, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and sulfur; Trace minerals: iron, zinc, iodine, selenium, copper, manganese, fluoride, chromium and molybdenum
Tuesday Minerals in the body How diet and the body's need influence absorption and retention; bioavailability, phytates, oxalates and tannins
Wednesday Mineral sources Function and food sources for major and trace minerals
Thursday Health effects Health effects associated with certain minerals; blood pressure, osteoporosis, dental caries, iron deficiency anemia and goiters
Friday Supplements Advantages and risk of using mineral supplements

5 Lessons in Chapter 7: Minerals in Nutrition: Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Classification of Minerals: Major & Trace

1. Classification of Minerals: Major & Trace

Minerals are needed for good health. Major minerals include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and sulfur. Trace minerals include iron, zinc, iodine, copper, manganese, fluoride, selenium, chromium and molybdenum. Learn about both major and trace minerals in this lesson.

Common Health Effects Associated with Minerals

2. Common Health Effects Associated with Minerals

Minerals are inorganic compounds needed by your body. Learn about common health effects associated with the imbalance of certain minerals such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dental caries, iron deficiency anemia and goiters.

Influences on the Absorption, Retention, & Availability of Minerals in the Body

3. Influences on the Absorption, Retention, & Availability of Minerals in the Body

Minerals are inorganic compounds needed by your body. The degree to which minerals can be absorbed, retained and made available depends on factors such as different components of your diet and your body's need for the mineral.

Mineral Supplements: Benefits and Risks

4. Mineral Supplements: Benefits and Risks

Mineral supplements can be used to add nutritional value to your diet. Learn about groups of people who may benefit from taking mineral supplements and the potential risks that could develop from adding supplements to your diet.

Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

5. Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

Minerals are important substances that help your body's form and function on many different levels. This lesson will go over some important ones, what they do, and where they are found in our diets.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
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