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Examine food labels to determine percentage of fat and sugar to total calories with middle schoolers. Daily nutritional guidelines are discussed and learners will decide how well their foods fit into a healthy diet. In the provided worksheet, they will use nutrition information to convert to and from fractions, decimals, and percents.
Students investigate the nutritional value of foods. In this scavenger hunt lesson plan, students compare various foods using food labels to determine their calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and protein. There is a link to the PowerPoint referred to in the lesson plan along with the worksheet that may need to be located on the website.
Students engage in a lesson that is about developing linear equations while drawing them in the context of measuring fat grams and calories. They conduct research about health issues using a variety of resources. Students determine a healthy number of calories needed to maintain homeostasis.
Learners examine their personal eating habits and determine how to improve them. In this adolescent healthy diet lesson, students identify the macro-nutrients in food that provide the body with energy; carbohydrates, protein, and fat. They look at the role of vitamins and minerals play in healthy growth. They complete a breakfast diet survey and compare their diet with Canada's Food Guide as an assessment.
Students complete food journal activities to study their diets and consumed amount of nutrients. In this dietary analysis activity, students research low-carb diets, low fat diets, and food combining online. Students complete food journal activities for 5 days and chart their food intake. Students calculate the nutrient they consumed and write an analysis of their diet.
An incredibly thorough lesson on vitamins, and how to keep one's body at peak health. Learners access a variety of excellent worksheets embedded in the plan that have them consider raw vs. cooked foods, a vegetable nutrition summary, exposing dietary myths, and more. An excellent plan!
Learners analyze nutritional information from a label. In this middle school mathematics lesson, students use percentages and proportional reasoning skills to create three nutritious lunch menus. Learners calculate the percentage of fat, carbohydrates and protein is a serving to determine if a snack is nutritious.
Learners experiment with various foods to determine fat and starch content. They rub jam, peanut butter, bananas, and other foods in a small circle on a piece of paper, and observe the results. If there is a high fat content in the foods, the paper will be transparent. Then, they check for starch content using iodine. They record their results as they perform the experiments.
Students explore nutritional information for several fast food hamburgers using statistical applications. In this statistics lesson, students analyze calories, fat, and sodium content of various fast food restaurants. Students also create box-and-whisker plots using the data they find.