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Macronutrients: Fact, Fiction and Fitness

from Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Learn the basics of proper fueling and hydration for a healthy daily routine. Analyze the importance of carbohydrates,proteins and fats as you calculate your macronutrient needs. Use this information to be an informed consumer and work your way through the marketing hype to uncover the facts about fad diets, supplements, energy drinks and fitness regimes.

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About This Program


By Request: $140.00

Pre-payment required via P.O. or MC/VISA credit card.

Discounts available for 5 or more programs booked at the same time,


1 hour, grades 7 -12

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12Public Library: Library Patrons Any interested party

Minimum participants:

No minimum required.

Maximum participants:

We suggest 30 or less for maximum participation.

Primary Disciplines

Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will reschedule at no additional cost for programs canceled due to natural disasters, epic emergencies, or technical catastrophes. Otherwise, please give us at least 2 weeks notice of changing program dates. Fees may be charged for later cancellations or no-shows. Be kind to our hard-working scheduling team!

About This Provider

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Cleveland, OH
United States

Our Mission Statement: To inspire, through science and education, a passion for nature, the protection of natural diversity, the fostering of health, and leadership to a sustainable future.
CMNH programs address appropriate Revised Ohio Academic Content Standards in Science and Social Studies, and the National Health Education Standards.

Matt Walters

Program Details


1. Students are asked to define a macronutrient, and how this term relates to human body composition.
2. Proper hydration during exercise vs. daily activities is discussed.
3. The concept of calorie energy vs. central nervous system stimulants is discussed.
4. Various fad diet programs and supplements are analyzed for safety and appropriate use.
5. Questions are invited throughout the program.


Students will:
• Define “macronutrients” and their primary roles in the structure and function of the human body
• Explain the link between diet and exercise
• Identify the information provided on a Nutrition Label and list specific health
concerns that this information addresses
• Compare and contrast several examples of fad diet programs
• Explain why drinking water is essential to the body and how drinks with stimulants and other additives are not necessarily healthier
• Identify the symptoms of dehydration
• List several reliable sources of information about current fad diets and supplements

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Standard 1-
Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
1.8.1-Analyze the relationship between healthy behaviors and personal health.
1.8.8-Examine the likelihood of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.8.9-Examine the potential seriousness of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Grades 9-12
1.12.1-Predict how healthy behaviors can affect health status.
1.12.8-Analyze personal susceptibility to injury, illness, or death if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
1.12.9-Analyze the potential severity of injury or illness if engaging in unhealthy behaviors.
Standard 2-Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Grades 6-8
2.8.2-Describe the influence of culture on health beliefs, practices, and behaviors.
2.8.5-Analyze how messages from media influence health behaviors.
2.8.6-Analyze the influence of technology on personal and family health.
2.8.7-Explain how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
2.8.10-Explain how school and public health policies can influence health promotion and disease prevention.
Grades 9-12
2.12.2-Analyze how the culture supports and challenges health beliefs, practices, and behaviors.
2.12.5-Evaluate the effect of media on personal and family health.
2.12.6-Evaluate the impact of technology on personal, family, and community health.
2.12.7-Analyze how the perceptions of norms influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors.
Standard 3-Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information, products, and services to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
-Analyze the validity of health information, products, and services.
Grades 9-12
-Evaluate the validity of health information, products, and services.
Standard 6-Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Grades 6-8
-Assess personal health practices.
Grades 9-12
-Assess personal health practices and overall health status.

State Standards


Grade 7 Science: Life Science-Sun, Energy and Weather
•Matter is transferred continuously between one organism to another and between organisms and their physical environments.
High School Science: Biology–Cells
•Cellular processes, cellular respiration