The Science Behind Nutrition
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: Learn about the science applied to nutrition for athletes.

Type of Video: Topical*
Unique Video ID: Health-1**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Create and design your (the student) own diet with explanations as to why this diet would work best for you. Remember to also study the My Plate food group recommendations for each day. Keep a journal for two weeks documenting how you did with the diet choices and where you ate, times you ate, how hungry you felt when you ate, and details about your physical activity
  • After watching the video ask students to answer the following questions: 1. What new information did you learn from the video? 2. What information surprised you? Why? 3. What was the most important or interesting information that you heard? Explain your thinking. 4. How can you relate this information to your own life?


*Topical videos are filmed on location in the classroom/workspace/laboratory, in studio, or a combination of both to explain and/or demonstrate specific concepts, events, topics, or processes.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.