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Observation Milk Fat Lesson
Turn your class loose to experiment with the different fat content in skim milk, whole milk, half and half, and heavy cream. This is a visually vibrant experiment, as learners drip food coloring on the surface of the products and measure how far it spreads. The procedure was written up by an education student, so it is not refined, but the activity would be useful in a health class when studying fat content in foods or in a biology class when studying hydrophobic molecules or fats.
Skinny and Fat Questions
Students practice the techniques and strategies of how to ask questions. They assess how to generate a question that corresponds to the reading that they have done recently. A PowerPoint is shown to the students to instruct them on the advantages of generating questions.
Carbohydrates and Fats Crossword
In this carbohydrates and fats worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle by figuring out the vocabulary words associated with 19 clues given.
How Much Fat Is In Your Milk?
Students examine the fats found in milk. For this scientific investigation lesson, students follow the procedures to complete science investigations regarding the fat content in milk. Students use KWL charts to review the investigation.
Jr. Chef Club Delightful Desserts
Students identify the fat content in foods. In this nutrition lesson, students review the food pyramid and identify foods that are low in fat. Students create a low-fat dessert by using fruit.
Students study the food pyramid. In this adult health lesson, students discover ways to change their cooking habits to lessen fat content. Given different recipes, they brainstorm ways to change some of its fatty ingredients to make it healthier.
Climbing the Pyramid
Students examine the Food Pyramid to discover the foods they need to eat to have a healthy body. Using food brought to class, they must place the food in the correct category in the pyramid. In groups, they test food samples for fat content and discuss their results as a class.
Students participate in a game of Holiday Bingo then discuss Holiday foods and problems from these foods. They review a list of ideas on how not to overeat during the holidays and review ways to cut down on fat in typical holiday dishes.
Students draw connections between chemical structures of fats and oils (lipids) and their use in food science and nutrition.
Students discover the fat content of takeaway food a variety of other establishments. They consider the risks of a high fat diet and their replications. In addition, they discuss ways in which one can eat less fat daily as well as realize eating fat with getting fat.
Lower the Trans and Increase the Omega-3s
Students identify the health risks associated with trans fats. In this adult health instructional activity, students examine food labels for hydrogenated oils content. They discuss the benefits and sources of omega-3s.
Students analyze nutritional information from a label. In this middle school mathematics lesson plan, students use percentages and proportional reasoning skills to create three nutritious lunch menus. Students calculate the percentage of fat, carbohydrates and protein is a serving to determine if a snack is nutritious.
Mission 1: Exploring Body Fuel
Students examine Canada's Food Guide. In this exploring body fuel lesson plan, students conduct a variety of experiments to show how proteins, carbohydrates, and fats work together to fuel the body and keep it healthy.
Food & Science - How Healthy is Your Diet?
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.
Mathematics & Nutrition
Students apply math to calculate fat and calories in the food they eat. They examine food package information to become aware of the ingredients and to learn about healthy life styles. They work in groups to create crazy meals using the food labels they bring to school.
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.
Mirror: Worksheet A, Great Figures
In this health worksheet, students identify celebrities who have a variety of body types. They write their feelings when seeing another person who is fat. They list people they admire, and list three characteristics that make a person "beautiful. Students complete a food diary. Several fact sheets are included.
Students investigate the fat content in foods. In this nutrition lesson, students analyze their favorite snack food labels and identify the amount of fat in them. Students use Excel software to display the data.
Fitness Lesson- Body Composition
Students list and define the 3 basic body types, then execute the basic fundamentals in an interval training warm-up. They measure their own body fat %, then execute basic techniques involved in a game of Ultimate Frisbee.
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%.