Apologia: Health and Nutrition Textbook
Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition, 2nd edition covers what maturing students need to know to help them make the best choices they can for themselves as they become young adults.
There are 2 ways to give credit for this course.
- Elective – Students who are taking Health and Nutrition as an elective course need only the textbook which is specifically written to expand a student’s knowledge of topics typically not taught in high school. As such, its easily read, conversational style can enhance a student’s high school studies without additional burden. As an elective, students would be expected to read the text and complete the On Your Own questions to ensure they have comprehended the materials. The answers to the On Your Own questions are found at the end of each module. A student could easily finish the course in one semester, reading one module per week. This would be a 14-week course plan. However, it is also acceptable that a student would plan to read through a module every two weeks at his or her leisure. This would make a full-year, 28-week course.
- State Requirement – Students who are taking Health and Nutrition as a state requirement should also purchase the Student Notebook. The notebook contains projects, Study Guides, and tests for the student to complete for State credit. The answers to the On Your Own questions are found at the end of each module. The answers to the Study Guides and tests are found online at the Book Extra site for this title. A student could easily finish the course in one semester, reading one module per week. This would be a 14-week course plan. However, it is also acceptable that a student would plan to read through a module every two weeks at his or her leisure. This would make a full-year, 28-week course.
The Answer Key is included on the Apologia Book Extras site. This course is for high school credit (1 or 2 semesters tailored to your needs).
Health is about stewardship: managing what you have as well as you can. This 15-module course covers the physical, nutritional, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual aspects of growing into a healthy adult. Students will study the human body systems, senses, genetics, temperaments, and physical influences on thoughts and feelings. The course respectfully covers mental illness and emotional stability, as well as the inestimable value of another human being, our culture, our biological sex as related to our gender roles, our families, socialization, communication skills, and conflict resolution skills. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of both macronutrients and micronutrients, including the importance of exercise and proper diet.
What grade level should my student be for this course?
This is a full health textbook. Some students may not be mature enough to discuss some of the topics. The reproductive systems are covered in detail, including accurate, yet respectful, illustrations and descriptions. We respectfully discuss the act of marriage, sexual misconduct, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases. We discuss alcohol and drug abuse, depression, pornography, and other topics that also require maturity.