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Do Your Heart A Flavor: Eat Heart-Healthy Foods
Students 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.
What Happens When You Have a Heart Attack?
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 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.
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.
Cat on a Mat
Learners 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/.
Gregory, The Terrible Eater
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.
Super-sized! Is it really a deal?
Students discuss the pros and cons of eating in fast food places. In this adult health lesson, student examine the fat and calorie content of fast food meals. They share ways to make healthy food choices.
The casual language and popular topic will make this assignment all the more engaging for your middle school math class. They use Starbucks beverage sales and nutrition values to practice ratios, proportions, statistics, and probabilities. Several Common Core standards can be met by having your sixth and seventh graders complete this winning worksheet.
The Fat and the Lean
Young scholars collect data on calorie intake. In this algebra lesson plan, students use the collection of data to make better eating decisions. They investigate the nutritional value in food using a graph and draw conclusion from their findings.
Fats: A Type of Lipid
In this nutrition instructional activity, students complete a graphic organizer about the function of fats in the diet. They compare unsaturated and saturated fats. They tell what happens when one has either too much or too little fats, and record healthy advice about fats.
Starches and Fats
Learners observe the presence of starches and fats in different foods. In this science lesson plan, students distinguish between a food that contains starch and a food that contains fats, define the terms starches and fats, and classify foods as starches or fats.
In this worksheet on fats, students complete a set of instructions to determine the fat content of food by seeing if "greasy spots" are left on paper bags after food is rubbed on them. Students then complete a chart of information.
'fat Man' Finishes Walk Across U.S.
Students read and discuss an article about an overweight American man trying to lose weight by walking across the country. They complete vocabulary exercises, take a comprehension quiz and explore the uses of the past perfect verb tense.
Testing for Fat
For this matter lesson plan, 5th graders will test the fat content of server food items, they will also observe fat as a state of matter.
The Hidden Fat Caper
For this food group worksheet, 3rd graders focus on the fats group. Students must follow the path through the grocery store locating the foods that are found in this particular food group.
The Fat Trap
In this identifying foods with hidden fat worksheet, students use pictures plus letters and words to determine the names of the foods. Students write 3 answers.
Fat, Sugar, and Salt
Students examine how fat, sugar and salt is manufactured and placed in prepared foods. In this food additives activity students complete a lab activity and fill out a worksheet.
Get Ready to Hibernate! Migrate! or Get Fat!
Students explore the different ways which animals survive the winter months, and sort animals into correct categories using a Venn diagram.
Fit or Fat?
Students learn about health by creating healthy snacks, healthy menus, and recording their fat intake with certain foods. In this health lesson plan, students also focus on how exercise can help them stay healthy and loose unhealthy weight.
Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat
Practice writing and drawing by using a simple nursery rhyme. On the first page of this resource, the poem "Jack Sprat Could Eat No Fat" is written out with space to draw a picture. The second page also contains the text of the poem on lined paper for learners to practice copying and printing. Children will have fun learning letters and spelling with this rhyme.