This is a cooperative learning activity in which students work in groups (I used groups of 3-4) to learn about nutrition and biochemistry by evaluating their own diet and what they are getting in their food. They compare this against the recommended values for teenagers. Additionally, students select a target population that is relevant to their lives (specific type of athlete, health conditions like gluten free or diabetes, cultural/religious dietary restrictions). Through research and class activities, students learn about the dietary requirements of their target population, compare with their own, and develop a menu with food choices that meet the dietary needs of this population. Students calculate caloric values, as well as the total amount of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins and must use substantial evidence to support how their menu choices meet the needs of their target population. The activity includes the template for individual and group components, as well as the scoring guide.