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Students evaluate their nutritional health. In this health and nutrition lesson, students analyze the food guide pyramid using an interactive on-line tool. Students complete worksheets and keep food journals. Students set personal goals for healthy eating. A final assessment test is included.
Students make a food pyramid. In this nutrition lesson, students watch a power point presentation titled Healthy Eating for Healthy Mindsand discuss current eating habits and preferred food choices. Students study the food pyramid and the five food groups. Students place their current food choices in the food pyramid and compare to the recommended servings.
Fifth graders explore human health by examining the food pyramid. For this eating habits lesson, 5th graders identify the different food categories discussed in the food pyramid and their inherent benefits to human beings. Students create a food pyramid brochure while collaborating in small groups.
Students act as decision makers and research and determine the nutritional needs of young children, teenagers, and adults. They compile their findings in a nutrition portfolio. Class groups assume the role of hospital dietician and plan meals for their patient based upon research and the information given to them about the patient.
Sixth graders create a week-long menu of healthy food choices. In this health and nutrition lesson, 6th graders learn new vocabulary words associated with nutrition, analyze food labels, keep a log of foods they eat, and complete a self-reflection on their eating habits. Students then modify their food log or begin again to reflect healthier food choices.
Fifth graders create heart healthy food pyramids. In this healthy eating lesson plan, 5th graders view the food pyramid and discuss the healthy foods that belong in each section of the pyramid. Students research why healthy eating is important for heart health, use magazines to create a heart healthy foods pyramid and watch a video on making good food choices.
Fourth graders investigate healthy snack food choices by learning to read food labels and measure sugar content in food. They determine if they are eating a healthy diet by making food pyramid of their eating habits. They complete and present a multimedia presentation of their findings.
Students examine the number of servings needed from each food group. In this nutrition instructional activity, students take a survey of their favorite foods and view a demonstration on what size an actual serving is. Students create their own menu using the food groups.
Students discuss how we eat and the factors that determine what we eat. They answer the question "How do you know if you are eating correctly?" Pupils discuss the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the dietary guidelines that they have in place. Students are introduced to the food pyramid, and discuss the food pyramid.