Nutrition Science Complete Set

Nutrition Science Complete Set


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Grades: 9-AD

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We all know raisins are dried grapes, but did you know the raisin industry began in California in the 1870s after a heat wave dried the grape crop on the vine? Did you know it takes eight cups of fresh grapes to make one cup of raisins? I had no idea until I read Nutrition Science, a wonderful nutrition course that combines well-researched practical science with interesting insights. The bulk of the content is centered on teaching students the components of a healthy diet and healthy living. Yet for something so informative, it is easily understandable even to students in the middle-school age range. Nutrition Science has been an enlightening health program for my family.

The course is composed of six individual units and two answer keys. These Bible-based units offer optional memory verses, projects, and recipes right up front before delving into reading sections. Readings are followed up with fill-in-the-blank reviews, quizzes, and tests. My family went through the course together and had many interesting conversations about the material we read. Each unit can take between 2 and 4 weeks to complete. At an average of 3 weeks per unit, students will complete the course in 18 weeks, giving them a 1/2 credit in science, health, or home economics.

In Unit 1, students are introduced to what a balanced diet looks like. This unit also provides a form in the back for students to begin charting what they eat. Students are taught what types of foods their bodies need and why. This unit even walks students through the need for reading food labels.

Unit 2 explains the body's need for water, discusses how to avoid chlorinated water, and gives tips to help you drink more water daily. The section on fat explains the benefits of fat and explains the different kinds of fat and their sources. This unit also contains lessons on cholesterol, energy, and fiber.

Unit 3 is dedicated to carbohydrates. It begins with complex carbohydrates, describing different forms of grains and the interesting tale of how they are processed. Starches, their sources, and their effects on the body make up another section of Unit 3. The section on simple carbohydrates discusses sugars and how to healthfully enjoy them as God intended.

Unit 4 tackles the topic of protein why we need it, how much we need, and where it can be found. I had no idea how much protein is in vegetables, legumes, and grain. This unit also explains how to combine different foods to achieve a complete protein.

Unit 5 teaches about vitamins and minerals. It begins with riveting descriptions_1 of deficiency diseases. My boys love a good discussion on scurvy, and this unit definitely held their attention. Unit 5 explains the difference between fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins. It discusses macro minerals and trace minerals, tells what they are, why we need them, and explains how to incorporate that knowledge into daily habits.

Unit 6 describes specific vegetables and fruits, some of which I had never heard of. My mouth was watering by the end of this reading. This unit really helps one appreciate the delicious and healthy options God has provided for us. The section on weight control shares practical advice on eating and exercising. I very much appreciate the section on body image, which reminds us to look at ourselves through the eyes of God. The entire series did an incredible job of turning everything back to the glory of God, with many appropriate Bible verses throughout.

I have been studying nutrition out of curiosity for several years now, yet I still found this series fascinating. My 9 and 12-year-old sons found it very interesting as well. It delighted me to see them taking interest in the foods we eat for reasons beyond "because Mom said so." They have even been excited about tracking their food and water intake using the chart provided in the back of Unit 1. Pursuing healthy eating is much easier now when everyone participates in achieving the same goal.

Excerpts from a review by Jennifer Harrison, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC

Category Description for Nutrition Science:

Straightforward and easy to use, this series of booklets is designed to cover the foundations of a nutrition course for high school students. Each booklet offers unit projects, recipes, and textual information with fill-in-the-blank questions, a pre-test, quizzes and a unit test. Projects range from scripture memorization (KJV) and unit-specific ideas/challenges to complete. The aforementioned ideas/challenges are relatively simple-for example, keep a food diary, exercise diary or create a meatless meal. Textual information is presented plainly and focuses on the facts, without tedious anecdotes or research that seems ever-changing. For the more serious student, you could assign a topical research project per unit. For example, in the protein unit study, research the health advantages or disadvantages of egg consumption. Course topics include balanced diet; water, fat and fiber; whole grains, starch and sweets; protein; vitamins and minerals; and veggies, fruit and weight control. Three-hole punched, answer keys contain answers to the text questions, pretests, quizzes and unit tests. Publisher states this course meets ½ credit at the high school level. Complete set offers all 6 units and the 2 answer keys. Workbook set contains the 6 workbooks and no answers for an additional student use. Non-reproducible. Black and white illustrations. 16-21 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

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needed it for a child
Shawn on Nov 17, 2022
I use this set for all my kids entering their Freshman year. It's great!
Andrew S on Jun 24, 2022
needed it for a child
Shawn on Nov 17, 2022
Looking for nutrition for high school.
Becky R on Sep 5, 2022
I use this set for all my kids entering their Freshman year. It's great!
Andrew S on Jun 24, 2022
Homeschool Science Recommendation
Paula H on Jun 21, 2022
I was looking for something with workbooks that was a 1/2 highschool credit.
Lois Ann P on Jun 20, 2022
A fun "extra"
Erin C on May 6, 2022
Looking for a substantial yet not too heavy nutrition course that can be a part of a larger Family & Consumer Science curriculum
Julie M on Aug 24, 2021
looked useful for additional resources to educate middle and highschool students about nutrition
jamie g on Aug 11, 2021
My child is interested in learning more about Nutrition and Health as part of her high school science curriculum.
Tim W on Jul 31, 2021
Homeschool course for credit
Jacque O on Jul 24, 2021
It doesn't look overly complicated with too much extraneous reading. It gets to the point quickly and will satisfy a .5 credit for high school health.
Mrs L on Jul 20, 2021
i needed a family style nutrition curriculum for my boys.
Jesica S on Mar 27, 2021
Looking for a nutrition course that offers basic nutritional facts and doesn't impose personal philosophy/opinion on food consumption or current dieting fads/opinions.
Michelle F on Feb 4, 2021
excellent and easy to use
shannon l on Aug 12, 2020
homeschool education
Amy W on Aug 3, 2020
To help my daughter learn more about her health and nutrition!
Tammy B on Jul 27, 2020
My son needed a highschool elective and he is interested in healthy eating.
User on Jul 15, 2020
We chose this curriculum for our nutrition science co-op class because it seems to pay more attention to the vitamins and minerals that food provides (facts) and less attention to the philosophy of the modern Western diet (opinion).
Sarah H on Aug 17, 2019
Health curriculum for my homeschooler!
Robin R on Jun 22, 2019
Katie H on Jun 4, 2019
We have used this course as an elective course in our school for many years.
ryan t on Aug 1, 2018
Looks like a good program! Have a high school student doing a cooking class and thought this would be a good compliment
Kyra M on May 31, 2018
Needed it for my high school children.
Hollie c on May 14, 2018
We are looking for a biblically-based health and nutrition course to teach students at our Co-op for completion of their health credit requirement in high school.
User on Oct 13, 2017
My son wants to aim his career towards sports nutrition.
Robin J on Aug 28, 2017
Another homeschool mom recommended this Nutrition Science course to me for my 9th grader.
Janice B on Aug 17, 2017
Brian B on Aug 17, 2017
We are hoping it is an informative way to study nutrition for the whole family.
Lisa G on Apr 21, 2017
Just what I am looking for. We needed a high school Health curriculum for my son. He wants to be a chef, so I think this will benefit him in many ways.
Christine R on Mar 18, 2017
One of my other sons used this last year and he really enjoyed it. I think it covers so much material and I love the price.
Tonya W on Nov 16, 2016
TO fulfil high school requirements in an enjoyable way
Mike C on Aug 31, 2016
it looked interesting for my daughter to do for a 1/2 credit in grade 9. she enjoys working in the kitchen and creating.
Cindy W on Aug 25, 2016
To meet high school health requirments
Marilee P on Jul 29, 2016
Homeschool curriculum for next year
Daniel K on May 28, 2016
Something new to try
Jodene B on Mar 9, 2016
This is going with the workbooks. We enjoy Human Nutrition and Food Sciences.
Catherine F on Mar 8, 2016
A concise way to fulfill high school health requirement.
Paul L on Jan 24, 2016
Looking for nutrition for high school.
Becky R on Sep 5, 2022
Homeschool Science Recommendation
Paula H on Jun 21, 2022
Is this eligible for 12th grade, high school?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2022
BEST ANSWER: We used this for a High School credit but I would say that it is not as difficult as the Biology, Chemistry or Physics course by this same publisher. In my opinion, the best way to evaluate whether something can be counted in HS is to look at the college or vocational program requirements and expectations that your student will need to meet. If they are going into a program with a science base, you might consider spending the senior year on something more preparatory. If on the other hand they are headed to a more Arts/Humanities program or even some tech or vocational programs then this might be a great fit. I would say it is kind of like a beefed up Health Ed class from back in our day.
I bought this curriculum but there are no answers to the tests. Where would this be?
A shopper on Sep 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The TEST KEY for the tests for Units 1-3 is in the middle of the Units 1-3 Answer Key.

Likewise, for the Units 4-6 Answer Key.
Do you need to have the workbooks if you buy the complete set?
Gina on Jul 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The complete set includes the student workbooks and the answer key. I believe the workbook individual workbooks for sale is if you are teaching an additional student. I taught one of my kids with the complete set and it had everything we needed. I hope that helps!
Does this set include the answer keys?
User on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the answers are included in the Nutrition Science Complete Set.
What is the name of the publisher for this course?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The copyright page (2005) lists John and Jan Walsh, then Midwest Educational Warehouse, Bloomington IL, then a website for ChristianStorytelling.
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Rated 3 out of 5
This curriculum is very inexpensive and has a lot of good information. That being said, the recipes and projects that are promoted in the description are disappointing. The format follows a reading (could be done as teacher lecture) then multiple choice/true false/fill in blank style test or quiz. Not very exciting, but it is informative. I bought this to use in a co-op, but will need to supplement with other project ideas. I think it could be used at varying levels from middle to high school, not just grades 9-12. Would work well as independent work for a student, would not really need to be taught.
August 4, 2022
8 months ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Brilliant Bible Based Curriculum
I think this is great curriculum for Homeschool families! I purchased it with the hopes of using it in my classroom, as it is Bible based, I will not be able to. It would be great if Rainbow could label secular vs. Christian.
August 14, 2020
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
good and simple
Good for independent work for my student. Nice to have subjects in this short workbook style.
February 22, 2019
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good Course
My daughter is enjoying this course and we as a family are enjoying the different recipes she’s had to make
September 5, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
nutrition science review
I am in love with these books.They are packed with so much useful information.They are also very easy to understand.Teacher and student friendly..
August 2, 2018
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A Helpful Resource For Teaching High School Nutrition Classes
These workbooks are informative and well organized for teaching high school students about nutrition from a biblical perspective. They are great for teaching home school classes on the basics of nutrition. They come with quizzes and tests pre-made for the students/teacher. This complete set is beneficial and will work nicely in combination with other health and nutrition resources.
January 23, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 1 out of 5
The information is very outdated and the Bible verses don't support the information.
February 2, 2017
over 6 years ago

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