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Students record two consecutive days of food intake. They identify which nutrients are below 70%. They compare diet composition between protein, fats, and carbohydrates. They evaluate fat in the diet to fall below the American Cancer Society recommendation of less than 30%.
First graders draw and label a food pyramid. Using the pyramid and the internet, 1st graders create their own healthy diet. They use educational technology to fill their plate with healthy choices for their diet. Once students have completed putting "food on their plate," they save the document to show to the teacher.
Pupils examine their eating habits and experience analyzing data and drawing conclusions. They construct models of the molecular backbone of saturated and unsaturated fats. In addition, they examine the labels of their food, record the nutritional information, and determine the health of their diet.
Students explore the importance of fruits and vegetables in our diets. In this science lesson, students discuss various types of fruits and vegetables. Students play the good health=good diet game. Students discuss types of fruits and vegetables grown in the United States and prepare the soil for planting.
Students discover foods that astronauts eat in space and eat an actual astronaut meal. In this astronaut diet lesson, students discover how food is freeze-dried and packaged for use in space. Students compare an astronaut's diet to their own and discuss how those foods might be packaged for use in space. Students then create a diet plan for an astronaut.
What are Dietary Guidelines? What are the basic principles of a sensible healthy diet? What do variety, balance, and moderation have to do with eating healthy. What are the food groups? There are a couple of activities in this lesson that scaffold and finally get to the main assignment of having the class plan school breakfasts. Learners need to keep in mind what they have just learned about variety, balance, and moderation.
Fifth graders discover how to make healthy choices in nutrition. In this nutrition instructional activity, 5th graders research the daily nutrition requirements recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Students keep a food diary for three days and learn how to make healthy choices in creating a balanced diet.
Discuss nutrition and identify components of a healthy diet, view a Food Guide Pyramid, and create a Personal Food Pyramid, listing all foods eaten in the past 24 hours. Compare food lists with the standard Food Guide and determine where dietary changes need to be made. Finally, read and discuss scenarios on "What Am I Missing?" cards and diagnose hypothetical cases of malnutrition.
Help 8th graders compare their diets to the diets of concentration camp prisoners. They will compare their diets to those of teenagers imprisoned in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. Additionally they will create a spreadsheet and enter information in a personal diary. Suggested novels and links are included.
Young scholars research the penguins and create a penguin book. In this penguin lesson, students explore the characteristics, diet, habitats and reproduction of penguins. Young scholars read several penguin sources and graph penguin sizes. Students create a research chart identifying different species of penguins.
Prior to writing a research paper, it is important to learn how to read and analyze informational texts. This worksheet includes a brief report, including data, on California teens' diets. Several readers' and writers' response questions facilitate critical thought and reflection on the report. The activity includes an extension assignment that your class can complete for homework. This is a concise introduction to critically reading research-based articles.