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Healthy Eating Links
Canada Food Guide
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Books on Diet and Nutrition
Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes by School-aged athletes are undergoing their final years of physical growth and their minds are continuing to develop. Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes is written for young adults engaged in athletics whether at the recreational level, like a soccer league, or in serious competition, which often includes a lot of travel. The book is organized in six sections of comprehensive coverage: The nutritional needs of young athletes -- e.g., Food as fuel; the protein/carbohydrate split; how to plan a healthy diet Eating for sport -- e.g., Meals and snacks before, during and after training; menu plans Weight and sports performance -- e.g., BMI and performance; healthy weight loss; eating disorders Nutritional supplements -- e.g., Caffeine; energy bars, drinks and gels; creatine; vitamins and minerals Eating for competition -- e.g., The week before, the day before, competition day, tournaments Recipes -- A varied selection of over 50 recipes for easy, delicious and nutritious foods that will appeal to the young palate, including main dishes, vegetarian options, soups, baking and desserts.
The Smart Girl's Guide to Going Vegetarian by What would you love. Love what you eat. No labels. No fuss. It's not about what you call yourself - it's about how you feel. Whether you're going vegan, vegetarian, fish-only, chicken-only, or all veggies except grandma's famous pigs-in-a-blanket, this book is your new best friend. Eating less meat can boost your energy, help you lose weight, and it's better for the environment. If you'relooking to cut down on meat or cut it out completely, here you'll find awesome advice and the answers you need to make it work for you.
Want to get serious about healthy eating? Take at look at these great books in our school library!
Your assignment is to explore some of the resources on healthy diet and exercise and create a healthy living plan for yourself or for someone else.
Steps to Follow
1. Create a profile for the person the guide is for. The guide can be for yourself or for someone else. The profile must include the person's gender, age and occupation (student, office worker etc.) and general health considerations (over or under weight, allergies).
2. Calculate how many calories this person will need each day. There are many types of calorie counters available online. The following link will take you to one:
2. Design a healthy menu plan for two days. Choose a week day and a weekend day. Included three meals and two snacks.
3. Design an exercise plan for this person. Consider their age, normal level of activity and health issues that need to be addressed.
4. Present your plan in either the form of a booklet or a poster.
Books on Exercise in our School Library
Fitness Information for Teens by Provides basic consumer health information for teens about maintaining health through physical activity, including facts about preventing injury and overcoming obstacles to fitness. Includes index and resource information.
Publication Date: 2012-10-23
Cross-Training for Sports by Excelling in a sport today is nearly impossible without top conditioning. Athletes need strength, power, quickness, agility, and flexibility in order to perform at a high level and sustain it in competition—when it really counts. Cross-Training for Sports is the first book to provide expert guidance on how to add new forms of training to your workouts, how much to add, and when to add them. The best strength exercises and stretches for each sport are illustrated and fully explained, taking the guesswork out of setting up a program.
Want to know more about exercise and staying active? Check out these great resources in our library collections.