When you practice good eating habits, you set yourself up for success. By eating whole foods that contain what your body needs to function and grow, you will have energy to burn while exercising or at play. You will also be able to pay better attention in school and keep your body weight under control.
In this lesson, you will meet several young people who are thinking about nutrition and the kinds of foods they choose to eat. Two of these people have a disease called diabetes (die-uh-BEE-teez). Their bodies cannot change the sugar in their blood into the energy that cells need. You will see that the foods they choose to include in their diets make sense for anyone who wants to be healthy. You will also consider how the choices you make can determine how healthy you will be.
List three foods that you think are healthy for your body and three foods that aren't as good for you.