My Daily Food Plan (18+ years old)

Manage your calorie intake with a daily food plan journal. After reviewing a reference sheet with suggested amounts of each food group based on a total calorie pattern, learners can jot down what foods they have eaten during the day as they correspond to food group sections.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a unit about nutrition and healthy eating
  • A good resource for nutritionists when working with clients about their weight loss
  • Tips and pointers would be helpful for athletes and learners in a physical education class
Classroom Considerations

  • Resource is in color, which may impede reading 
Pros

  • Focuses on protein, grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy, as well as physical activity
  • Provides several different versions of the plan based on a calorie limit that ranges from 1600 calories a day to 3200 calories a day
Cons

  • Resource is designed for adults who are 18 years are older; strict calorie limits may not be healthy for children younger than 18
  • The bottom of the page provides a self-assessment about how well one has done throughout the day, which may be detrimental to people who are sensitive about their diet and food intake