About This Chapter
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.
|Day||Topics||Key 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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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