TEACHER ENRICHMENT INITIATIVES

Activity 1A: Functional Distribution of Fat Activity Suggestion

The purpose of this lesson is to make students aware of how fat is distributed in the body and the role that fat plays in our health. 
 
Fat is a necessary part of our body’s make-up. It is used for energy storage, transport of vitamins, protection for vital organs; insulation and proper brain function to name a few. There is also a downside to fat; having too much fat in our bodies can lead to a variety of health problems such as diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown a correlation between certain health problems and the way fat is distributed in our bodies.
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Activity Code: 
1A
Unit Reference: 
Corpulosity: A Study of Obesity
Lesson Reference: 
Lesson 1: Fat: Who Needs It?