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Chew the Fat

Division: A- Elementary

NC Essential Standards Alignment: 4.L.2, 5.L.1

Event Rules: Chew the Fat Rules 2022

Event Score Sheet: None

Clarifications: None

Description:

This event is usually done as stations. Teams will demonstrate their knowledge of the human digestive system and proper nutrition.

Event Leaders will provide a hands-on event with all necessary items, objects, materials, questions, and response sheets for participants to complete stations. Examples include but are not limited to: models, slides, and pictures.

Materials:

Teams MUST bring a writing instrument. No other resources are allowed.

Scoring:

High score wins. Points will be awarded for the accuracy of responses. Ties will be broken by the accuracy or quality of responses to pre-selected questions chosen by the event leader.

Common Mistakes:

None

Recommendations:

None

Fast Facts:

None

Coaches Institute Resources:

Event Resources:

2018 Chew the Fat Test

FossWeb – Food and Nutrition
How Stuff Works: Digestive System – animation traces the path of food along the digestive system and explains how each major organ contributes to the absorption of nutrients and the removal of waste.
FDA Nutrition Facts – All you ever wanted to know about nutrition labels
Food Master – Using food to teach math and science
USDA Choose My Plate – Replaced the food pyramid
Digestive System Video

A fun and messy demo for the digestive system

Media:

None