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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.
Pupils 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.
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 plan, students analyze their favorite snack food labels and identify the amount of fat in them. Students use Excel software to display the data.
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.
Sixth graders use the internet to research nutritional values of food at fast food restaurants. In this health lesson plan, 6th graders add up the calorie and fat amount in a meal and discuss the consequences of unhealthy eating.
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.
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%.
Pupils discuss what they believe to be a heart healthy diet. In groups, they describe how a diet high in sugar and fat affects the body. Using a computer, they put foods into the correct place in the food pyramid and discuss how moderation and variety are part of a healthy diet.
Students discover what happens to the body during a heart attack. In groups, they examine and discuss the effects of fat and cholesterol buildup in the arteries. They describe ways to remain active and eating properly to keep the arteries from not blocking.
Students explore nutritional information for several fast food hamburgers using statistical applications. In this statistics activity, students analyze calories, fat, and sodium content of various fast food restaurants. Students also create box-and-whisker plots using the data they find.
Fourth graders identify different food groups, identify foods belonging to each food group, and recognize the nutritional value of each food group. They interpret key portions of food labels such as: serving size, calories, fat, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
Students explore the vowel a=/a/. They practice a tongue twister to help them identify the sound made by the letter a. Students practice writing and spelling words with the /a/ sound. They read "The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat" and identify words with /a/.
Students complete several physical fitness stations. Students identify which activities increased their heart rates from a resting level. Stations include jumping jacks, sit-ups, running in place, stretching, and body fat measurements.
Students review and demonstrate their understanding of the need for balanced meals and an understanding of the food sources for proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins, and plan a three meal a day menu for five days.
Students discuss the pros and cons of eating in fast food places. For this adult health lesson, student examine the fat and calorie content of fast food meals. They share ways to make healthy food choices.
Students assess their risk of heart disease. In this adult health lesson, students differentiate saturated and unsaturated fats. They discuss different heart healthy food ideas.
Students examine the problem of obescity in the United States. After reading an article, they discover that belly fat can be an indicator of other health issues. They answer discussion questions and work together to create a national advertising campaign to show the benefits of reducing ones belly fat.
Students will categorize foods according to their components and energy content.1. Design a large bulletin board with sections for carbohydrates, fats and proteins. 2. Ask students to bring labels and packages of different food products. Most foods contain all three components, but many are primarily carbohydrate, fat or protein.
Eighth graders assess fat content of different food samples. In this biology lesson plan, 8th graders create a flowchart showing the transport of cholesterol in the bloodstream. They perform tests for the presence of lipids on food samples.