Science of NFL Football: Nutrition, Hydration and Health

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How does what you eat compare to an NFL football player? The final video in a 10-part series explains the nutrition requirements at the extreme level of an NFL player. The instructor explains the key nutrients and their nutritional purposes for fueling world-class athletes.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to record their dietary intake for three days, and analyze their information for the six essential nutrients
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware that food intake and healthy eating may be a sensitive topic for some
  • Expects a basic understanding of the core nutrients prior to the lesson
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  • Provides engaging examples to support the content
  • Emphasizes scientific vocabulary throughout the lesson

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