Health and Nutrition-EN4HOSTS


 Part of being a teenager is becoming more independent and making your own decisions. Less and less of your meals are going to come straight from home. You make food decisions on your own at school and whenever your parents are not around. You might not think those decisions are important now, but the habits that you form in your teen years often follow you the rest of your life.

The food you eat will have a big impact on your health as you move into your teen years and into high school. There is nothing more important that your health. Nutrition and a healthy lifestyle are habits that are important no matter what age group you fall into.

This WebQuest will give you the information you need to make good decisions about food. The goal of this activity is NOT to tell you what to eat or what not to eat. It is to give you as much information about the topic so you can make an educated decision about what you eat and how much you eat.


Imagine yourselves as advertising executives for a major advertising agency. Your boss tells you that your next big project is to create an ad to help teens learn more about nutrition and to promote healthy eating.

For this task you can use the presentation we showed at school

and to use all the info from the process page.

Feel free to create any kind of project (e.x. video, e-book, poster, e.t.c.) for your ad.


Students are divided in teams of 4

Step 1

Go to Nutrition Facts & Calorie Counter and estimate your daily needs for calories, using the Daily Needs Calculator. 
Go to and click on the Body Mass Index Calculator on the left-hand links bar and calculate your body mass. Which category do you fall under?
Underweight, Normal, Overweight or Obese

What is your Body Mass Index? 
How many calories do you burn in a day?

Step 2

Use the simulation of digestion at: 

so to be able to understand the digestive system and to associate the treatments that the food undergoes during digestion with the different parts of the digestive tract (oral, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, rectum). Based on this simulation they will also understand how each food group provides us with a unique set of nutrients.

Step 3

Explore which food groups are often low or missed. What nutrients are in these groups and what are the health consequences of consistently not meeting needs?

Explore how your nutrition is associated with health problems.

You can use the info in the URLs:



Step 4

Create your ad and present it to your classmates. Feel free to create any kind of project (e.x. video, e-book, poster, e.t.c.) for your ad.



This is how your work will be evaluated.














There is one person doing all the work, and the team is NOT working together.

The team is working individually on their own role, and using limited talked with others in a group

Team is working together, but not using the inflammation to connect with one another.

The whole team is working together, helping each other out, and connecting information with one another.


Research / Understanding


Don't use sources given & information is not factual.Student lacked knowledge

Use sources were given.Students understood information but couldn't apply it to their projects

Use sources given, and students understood information but lacked creativity and informational facts

Use sources, get all information asked, and goes beyond to get and applied extra information to give to their classmates a better idea on the subject



No creativity to their presentation, such a little information that classmates aren't able to understand

Students created a presentation with only text and nothing else.

Students were able to create a good presentation.

Great creativity, students are able to understand


Final project


No final project

Final project is lacking key components.

Final project contains all key components

Final project contains all key components and some extra information so it is complete and more useful to anyone interested in its theme.



This WebQuest was created by a team of teachers, within the co-funded Erasmus plus KA2  partnership “English for hospitality” (EN4HOSTS), project number: 2017-1-RO01-KA201-037159, KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices, KA201 - Strategic Partnerships for school education


The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsi­ble for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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This Webquest is a student-centered activity that takes into account various learning styles and multiple intelligences. 

A. Mylona