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Diets and Influence on Food Choice
From start to finish, this is a truly excellent lesson plan addressing the epidemic of diet-related disease in the United States. Learners begin with a reading excerpt of detailed information on trends in the American diet and the variety of influences that affect food choice. Instructors are then well supported in a presentation that includes major talking points, discussion prompts, illustrative and descriptive graphics, and important facts. Finally, the lesson is concluded with an engaging activity where class members will get up from their seats to state which influence they believe has the greatest effect on what we eat.
Fiber - Adding it to the Diet - Skill Supplement
Food preparation that supports the concepts of adding fiber and water to the diet. Identify fiber, its sources and functions. National Standard 14.2.1 Identify the function of fiber Identify cellulose - non digestible fiber Discuss the importance
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Studying the Diets of Indigenous People
In this studying the diets of indigenous people worksheet, students read the passage and answer 6 questions that are matching, multiple choice, choosing words unscrambling words, and research topics.
Second graders investigate the concept of a balanced diet and how the food pyramid is organized. They conduct research using the links included in the instructional activity. They differentiate the parts of the pyramid while looking at the food of pizza.
Diet and Exercise for a Diabetic
Tenth graders plan a diet for a variety of needs. They create an appropriate menu and exercise program to maintain a healthy weight.
Junk Food Jungle
Students become familiar with the nutritional value of foods advertised on television and in magazines. They discuss different types of foods and where snack food fits into a healthy diet. They categorize the foods they eat as healthy or unhealthy.
The Foods We Eat: Towards a Balanced Diet
Students list at least 10 different food items grown/produced in their community, identify what each food item contains and make a list of different food items which constitute a balanced diet. They bring in food samples and write food poems.
Food Pyramid - Daily Diet Diary
Students keep a daily diet diary and discuss the Food Pyramid. They investigate other geometric shapes as a way to display daily food guidelines. In groups, they design a menu for the Food Pyramid Restaurant.
Diet Evaluation Project
Pupils 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%.
My Healthy Diet
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.
A Helthy Diet
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.
Diet and Nutrition
Students figure out the nutritional values of foods to explain the nature of a healthy diet by looking at fast food nutrition pamphlets and calculating the values of foods then comparing them to the food pyramid.
Importance of Fresh Vegetables and Fruits in Our Diets
Students explore the importance of fruits and vegetables in our diets. In this science lesson plan, 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.
Diet, Exercise and AIDS
Students research AIDS and the role of diet and exercise with the disease. For this AIDS lesson, students listen to a mini lecture about the diet and exercise needs of people who have AIDS. Students learn about alternative therapies to treat the disease.
Middle schoolers 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. Middle schoolers 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.
Your Energy In
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 activity 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.
You Are What You Eat
Students evaluate their eating habits, focusing on the ways in which one assesses whether or not his or her diet is nutritious. They work in small groups to design a menu for a healthy lunch and write a paragraph justifying their choices.
Students conduct a class-wide survey collecting, compiling, and analyzing data about fitness, weight loss, and body image issues. They analyze the relationship between exercise and diet in weight control.
Eating Over the Rainbow
Students examine their own diets, and then redesign the USDA's Food Pyramid to reflect nutrition experts' latest advice. They read and discuss The Color of Nutrition: Fruits and Vegetables, which is an article imbedded in this plan.