The three functions of nutrients are repair and care of cells, regulating body processes, and providing energy to our bodies.
Students can complete the chart in groups or independently.
Enlarge the chart at your local printing company or education agency and use as an anchor chart. Alternatively, you can enlarge this chart via your classroom’s SmartBoard, Elmo, or other projection system
Have students complete the chart and then cut the chart apart on the lines. Put the chart back together as a reviewing tool. This works best if the chart is printed on cardstock/tagboard.
To differentiate, assign students or groups of students specific nutrients or a specific column. Then, come back as a group to share and discuss.
Teachers of students on transition level IEPs will appreciate this chart as well.
This chart works well in FCS classes, homeschool classes, and special education classes.
This can also be used as a pretest and posttest.
Use this sheet as a notetaking guide.
When the chart asks for sources it asking for what foods/drinks need to be taken in to obtain that nutrient such as bread or pasta. When the chart is asking for examples, it is asking students to specify specific types of that nutrient, such as Vitamin A or soluble fiber.
Students can gain information for this chart via online videos, classroom presentations, textbooks, or other research materials.
As an extension activity, students could use this chart to write and illustrate a simple children’s book explaining the nutrients and their support of a healthy life.