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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.
Learners define the terms "mass," "volume," and "density." The relationship between these three terms is established. They observe the differences between Regular and Diet Coke. They develop an hypotheses about why a can of Regular Coke sinks and a can of Diet Coke floats.
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
In this studying the diets of indigenous people learning exercise, students read the passage and answer 6 questions that are matching, multiple choice, choosing words unscrambling words, and research topics.
In this density demonstration, students compare a can of diet coke to a can of regular coke. They list the similarities and differences of each prior to the demonstration. The cans are placed in a tank of water and students record their observations and explain the results. They are shown the NutraSweet in the diet coke compared to the sugar in the regular coke. Students discuss mass, volume and density in relation to the demonstration.
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 lesson. They differentiate the parts of the pyramid while looking at the food of pizza.
Tenth graders plan a diet for a variety of needs. They create an appropriate menu and exercise program to maintain a healthy weight.
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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.
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%.
Students investigate the density of liquids. In this geometry lesson, students calculate the volume and differentiate between volume, mass and density. They observe similarity and differences between coke and diet coke.
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.
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.
Students 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 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.
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 research AIDS and the role of diet and exercise with the disease. In 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.
Students discover foods that astronauts eat in space and eat an actual astronaut meal.  In this astronaut diet instructional activity, 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.
Students study the teeth of living mammals and apply those skills to the interpretation of the diet of extinct animals.
Second graders discover what the Food Guide Pyramid represents. In this health lesson, 2nd graders experience the types of foods represented in each of the groups found in the pyramid. As part of this lesson, students discover one food in particular as being something which should be part of every person's diet; that food being rice. Finally, students create a rhythm stick using rice so that the students can play in a rhythm band.